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[1]
Non-fatal injuries 32[1]

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. ^ a b c 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.