North India Times

12 killed in Thane building collapse

12 people lost their lives and seven were injured in a 50 year building collapsed in Mumbai’s neighbouring Thane district early this morning. The three storey Krishna Nivas building collapsed.

While rescue operation conducted jointly by fire Brigade and National Disaster Response Force is now over, the work is on to clear the debris.

The building was in a dilapidated condition and had been declared dangerous by Thane Municipal Corporation. Some residents had vacated the building, but many others continued to reside in the building. It is believed that there were five families residing in the building at the time of the incident.

Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Home Affairs Ranjit Singh Patil visited the accident site to oversee the relief work.

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