Building collapsed; 19 still missing
A five storeyed building collapsed in Maharashtra’s Ragid district and rescue personals continue to shift through the rubble in search of the survivours a day after the inccident, while police said 19 persons are still missing.
Anil Paraskar, Ragid district superintendent of police said that, eight persons have been rescued from the debris so far and 19 are still missing.
He also said that a man died of cardiac arrest after he was hit by a stone from the falling building on Monday night.
“This person was not a resident of the building, but was walking nearby when it collapsed and was hit by a stone from the falling debris. He died of cardiac arrest,” Paraskar said.
The Tarek Garden building at Kajalpura in Mahad tehsil collapsed around 7 pm, an official at the Mantralaya State Control Room of the State Disaster Management Unit said.
The official said that there were around 40 flats in the building, adding those rescued were shifted to a local hospital at Mahad, which is around 170 km from Mumbai.
An official said that the Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are at the spot for rescue operations. Cacine squads were also deployed at the scene of the collapse.
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