2013 Mumbai building collapse

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2013 Mumbai building collapse
India Maharashtra locator map.svg
Location of Maharashtra state in India
Date 27 September 2013
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Deaths 61
Injuries 32

The 2013 Mumbai building collapse occurred on 27 September 2013 when a five-story building collapsed in the Mazagaon area of Mumbai city in Maharashtra a state in India. At least 61 people died and 32 others were injured in the disaster.[1]

Collapse[edit]

The building, which collapsed at 6 a.m IST on 27 September 2013, had more than 100 residents.[2] Police said that the collapse occurred after a mezzanine floor was built without permission in an office-warehouse on the ground floor of the building.[3] The 32-year-old building was owned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.[4] Three officials in its civic markets department were arrested for not acting on reports that the building was unsound after the renovation works.[3]

On 4 April, a building collapsed and 74 people died, including 18 children and 23 women, with an additional 60 people wounded. The collapse took place in Thane, a city in Maharashtra state.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ PTI (29 September 2013). "Mumbai building collapse: Death toll rises to 61; rescue operations 'over'". Times of India. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Neha Thirani Bagri and Gardiner Harris (27 September 2013). "Scores Feared Trapped in Collapse of Mumbai Building". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b V. Narayan and Bhavika Jain, TNN (2 October 2013). "3 BMC men held for Mazgaon crash". Times of India. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mumbai building collapse: Death toll rises to 42, several still feared trapped". Times of India. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.