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In Mumbai, a Hoarding Collapse Incident Resulted in 9 Deaths and 70 Injuries.

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Mumbai Hoarding Collapse: As of early Tuesday morning, 74 people were injured and 14 people had died as a result of the hoarding collapse in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.

Mumbai hoarding collapse: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducted nighttime rescue operations for individuals trapped after a big hoarding fell in the early hours of Tuesday, resulting in 14 fatalities. The event has left at least 74 people injured.

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Eight bodies have already been found, according to NDRF inspector Gaurav Chauhan, who spoke with news agency AFP. This happened after excavators combed through the debris to find people who were trapped behind the fallen billboard. He said there were still four bodies buried beneath the debris.

“We’ve found them, but this petrol pump prevents us from removing them, and things could get dangerous,” he stated.

In the meantime, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and President Droupadi Murmu expressed their sympathies for the victims of the hoarding fall and wished for a swift recovery for those injured. The tragedy occurred in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.

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Mumbai hoarding collapse: Top updates

  • A 70-metre billboard collapsed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar on Monday after the city was hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms. The illegal hoarding fell on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar’s Cheddanagar Junction.
  • Rescue operations commenced on Monday evening, with 64 people admitted to the hospital. The NDRF conducted overnight rescue operations with excavators digging through the wreckage to retrieve the bodies still trapped in the rubble.
  • The BMC said, in a statement, on Monday evening that 20 to 30 people were still trapped inside the rubble from the hoarding collapse. However, the NDRF was facing issues in removing the rubble due to the collapse that occurred at a petrol pump, which could lead to a hazardous situation.
  • Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde reached the spot of the incident on Monday to take stock of the situation. He also announced an ex gratia of ₹5 lakh for the families of the deceased, as well as treatment for those injured.
  • The BMC said the billboard was put up illegally, with no prior permissions taken from the corporation. Mumbai police have registered a case under IPC 304, 338, 337, and 34 against owner Bhavesh Bhide and others at Pantnagar police station.
  • Condoling the loss of life, President Murmu posted on X, “The news of several casualties due to the collapse of a hoarding in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai is extremely sad. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured and wish for the success of the relief and rescue operations.”

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