building collapse

  • India building collapse death toll climbs to 20, second day search underway
    MUMBAI, September 22 (Reuters): Rescue workers and sniffer dogs scoured the ruins of a collapsed apartment building looking for any sign of life on Tuesday, as the death toll climbed to 20 a day after the disaster struck in Bhiwandi town on the northeast outskirts of Mumbai. There were no reliable estimates of the number of people who were still missing after the three-storey building came down just before dawn on Monday, when many of the people in the 54 apartments would
  • Thane building crash: 10 dead, 25 rescued
    Thane (Maharashtra), September 21 (IANS): Ten people were killed, several injured and more than two dozen were feared trapped after a three-storey building crashed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, around 60 km north of Mumbai, early on Monday, officials said. Among the deceased are four minors. The injured have been rushed to hospitals in Kalyan, Dombivali, Kalwa and Thane. Twenty five, including an infant, have been rescued safely although 12 have suffered injuries from the crash
  • Anxious families call for relatives in rubble of collapsed Indian building
    MAHAD, August 25 (Reuters): Distressed families shouted names of relatives trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in western India on Tuesday, hoping to receive a response as rescue workers accelerated efforts to pull out dozens of survivors. At least two people were killed and 18 injured when a five storey building collapsed in Mahad, an industrial town near India's financial capital Mumbai on Monday. More than 90 people were trapped under the debris, with 60 now
  • Mumbai building crash toll climbs to 10, 12 injured
    MUMBAI, JULY 17 (IANS): In Mumbai's worst building disaster this monsoon season, the death toll in the Thursday's collapse of a part of Bhanushali Building near the GPO shot up to 10 while 12 others were injured, the BMC Disaster Control said on Friday.   Besides, two others were killed in another simultaneous tenement crash in Plot No 8B of Collector Compound, Malvani in suburban Malad west, and several more were injured.   In both instances, the relief a