Three houses collapse in Mumbai, 1 dead.


Three houses collapsed in Mumbai's Dahisar area. (Source of image: News18) A 26-year-old died as three houses collapsed at Lokhandi Chawl, in Dahisar (a western suburb in Mumbai). The incident took place at around 6:36 pm on June 10. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said that personnel of the fire department and other agencies reached the spot immediately after being informed of the incident. A fire brigade informed that one person was rescued and taken to Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali. He added, “However, the doctors at the hospital declared the man brought dead." The deceased is identified as Pradyumna Satoj. Detailed information about the incident is awaited. Police said that the building suffered damage in cyclone Tauktae, which passed last month, adding its Contractor Ramzan Shaikh (34, resident of Malwani) has been arrested. Additional Commissioner of Police (North Region), Dilip Sawant said that he was picked up by police after the incident for questioning and later placed under arrest. Vishwas Nangre Patil, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) said that the building was constructed illegally and had serious structural faults. An FIR is registered under IPC sections 304 (2) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) , 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 34 (common intention), against Ramzan Nabi Shaikh (the building contractor), and Rafique Siddiqui (it's owner, who lost nine members of his family).

(Source of image: Twitter) Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the loss of lives and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the deceased's family from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. Also, the sum of Rs 50,000 would be provided to each of the injured. The government of Maharashtra separately announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives and said that the medical expenses of the injured will be provided by the government.

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