Child rescued from rubble at Bhiwandi's building collapse site
- The 43-year old building collapsed at 3.40 am on Monday
- 10 people, including seven children, were killed
- 11 people, including a four-year-old boy, have been rescued
A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued a child from under the debris at the site where a three-storeyed building collapsed in Thane's Bhiwandi, early on Monday.
10 people which includes seven children and three others were killed in the incident, PTI report. 11 people, which includes a four-year-old boy were rescued.
In a video shared by ANI, the NDRF team can be seen holding the child, while one member cleans the child's face with water.
In another video shared by ANI, another person could be seen being rescued from the site.
The 43-year old Jhilani building collapsed at 3.40 am, police said, PTI reported.
The building had 40 flats and around 150 persons lived in the building. It collapsed when the residents were asleep, a civic official told PTI.
The dead included a two-year-old, PTI reported.
"The loss of lives in the building collapse incident at Bhiwandi, Maharashtra is quite distressing, said President Ram Nath Kovind, ANI reported. "In this hour of grief, my thoughts & prayers are with victims. I wish speedy recovery of injured," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured, ANI reported.
Maharashtra's Minister of Urban Development and Public Works Eknath Shinde visited the site of the building collapse, where rescue work was underway, ANI reported.