Maharashtra: In a shocking incident, plaques on a building in Ulhasnagar township in the Thane district of Maharashtra collapsed on Saturday, leaving at least four people dead, including a 12-year-old man.
According to the latest submission, 11 rescued people were sent to a nearby hospital for treatment and one feared that they would be trapped by debris. The chief of the Thane Municipal Corporation’s disaster management committee reportedly said he was looking for a woman living in the building who could not be reached.
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News agency PTI quoted the officer saying that the incident occurred around 1.40 pm in the ground-plus four-storey “Manorama” building located in camp no 1, where a slab on the fourth floor came crashing down on other slabs and landed on the ground floor, trapping people in the process.
As soon as the incident was witnessed by management, a team of NDRF staff, and the Thane Disaster Response Force team rushed to the scene. Local firefighters were at the scene to help remove debris and rescue people trapped.
Meanwhile, Ulhasnagar Tehasildar Vijay Wakore reportedly said that the matter is being investigated. The foremost priority is to get the debris cleared and carry out the search operations. Details like the year of construction of the building and the number of its occupants will be known later, the official said.