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8 killed in Bhiwandi building collapsed

Mon 08 Aug 2016, 11:01:06
At least eight people were killed and a few are still feared trapped as a building in Bhiwandi caved in in Thane district on Sunday morning.
This is the second building collapse in a week’s time. On July 31, nine people died and 24 others were injured in another building collapse in Bhiwandi. The two back-to-back incidents have raised concerns over the dilapidated buildings in the township under the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, located around 50 km away from downtown



Mumbai.
The two-storeyed building, Mahadev Niwas is located at Khadan Road in Hanuman Tekadi locality. The building was among those marked as dangerous by the corporation and is said to be around 35 to 40 years old.  Owner of the building, Sajjanlal Mahadev Gupta (60) and his wife Satyawati Sajjan Gupta (55), died at a hospital. Majority of the victims are from two families. 
At least four people were rescued. However, reports suggest that three to four more people may have been trapped.

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