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Warden road building collapse: Top floor caved in


Photo by Lara Doshi

A portion of Haji Habib building at Warden road collapsed, which also has Warden clothes collection. No one is trapped under debris. The portion which collapsed is from 2nd to 4th floor at around 7 pm. Three fire engines have rushed to the spot and local investigation is going on.

This is the third incident of building collapse in the city. Earlier the incident took place in Byculla area were five-story building in south Mumbai last month collapsed and more than 33 people were killed.

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Police registered a case of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ against unnamed officials of the Saifi Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) in connection with the collapse.

Photo by Lara Doshi

On July 25, 2017: Ghatkopar building collapse, A four-storey building collapsed in the morning of July 25 at Ghatkopar. The entire four-storey residential building had been reduced to a rubble. As many as 17 persons were killed in the mishap. Most of deceased were women. Municipal officials said the ground floor of the building was under renovation for almost three weeks and could be the reason for the collapse. Mumbai police had detained Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap and booked him for culpable homicide. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had ordered an investigation into the incident.