Hoarding collapse in mumbai leaves 14 dead and 74 injured...

After a big hoarding fell in mumbai early on Tuesday, the number of those killed grew to 14. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducted rescue operations for individuals who were trapped throughout the night. The event has left at least 74 people injured. 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 gasoline pump prevents us from removing them, and things could get dangerous," he stated. In the meantime, Vice President jagdeep Dhankar and President Droupadi Murmu offered their sympathies to the families of those killed in the Ghatkopar, mumbai, event and wished for a quick recovery for those hurt in the fall of the hoarding.

Mumbai's collapse of hoarding

In Ghatkopar, mumbai, a 70-meter billboard fell on Monday as a result of strong thunderstorms and rain. At the Cheddanagar Junction gas station in Ghatkopar, the unlawful hoarding collapsed.

On monday night, rescue efforts got underway, and 64 patients were admitted to the hospital. Excavators were used by the NDRF during midnight rescue operations to search through the debris for any bodies that remained buried beneath it.

In a statement released on monday night, the BMC stated that 20 to 30 individuals were remained trapped inside the debris following the collapse of the hoarding. Unfortunately, the collapse at the gas pump was making it difficult for the NDRF to remove the debris, which may have resulted in a dangerous situation.

Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, visited the scene on monday to assess the situation. Along with treatment for those injured, he also declared an ex gratia of ₹5 lakh for the families of the deceased.

According to the BMC, the billboard was erected without authorization from the company and was done so unlawfully. At the Pantnagar police station, mumbai police have filed a complaint against owner Bhavesh Bhide and others under IPC 304, 338, 337, and 34.

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