Mumbai hoarding collapse: Death toll surges to 16 as NDRF finds two more bodies | 10 latest updates

mumbai hoarding collapse: death toll surges to 16 as ndrf finds two more bodies | 10 latest updates

Mumbai, India. May 15, 2024: Over the past 72 hours, NDRF and Mumbai Fire Brigade officials have been carrying out search and rescue operations at the site of a billboard collapse in the Chedanagar area of Ghatkopar, Mumbai. This incident occurred due to heavy rain and strong winds, resulting in the loss of fourteen lives and leaving 75 others injured. May 15

Mumbai hoarding collapse: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has informed that they recovered two more bodies from a car stuck under the hoarding, the collapse of which proved fatal for sixteen people amid a sudden dust storm that hit Maharashtra's capital city, Mumbai, on May 15.

Ghatkopar Hoarding Collapse: Latest Updates

-A 120 x 120 feet hoarding fell on a petrol pump at Chheda Nagar in Ghatkopar on Monday evening due to gusty winds and unseasonal rains, killing 16 persons and injuring 75 others.

-Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai's civic body has said the hoarding was erected without permission.

-The giant hoarding in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai collapsed as the foundation of its pillar was weak, a civic official said on Wednesday. Due to the poor foundation, the hoarding would have crashed sooner or later, he said.

-The NDRF informed that heavy machinery has been deployed for clearing and lifting the steel structure and girder of the billboard in Ghatkopar that collapsed on the petrol pump and a parking lot

-On Wednesday, the rescue team has also noted that the chances of finding any survivor is slim, 40 hours after the the team started rescue operations

-Cutting and drilling equipment are not being used due to the presence of the petrol pump. Also, fuel has leaked from damaged vehicles that were struck under the 120x120-feet billboard, NDRF informed

-On Wednesday morning, a small fire broke out at the incident site in Ghatkopar during the operation, but it was immediately doused by the fire tenders deployed there, another NDRF official earlier said.

-Two teams of the NDRF along with the fire brigade and police have been working relentlessly since the last two days to rescue the people trapped under the billboard that collapsed on a petrol pump in Chheda Nagar area of Ghatkopar on Monday evening due to gusty winds and unseasonal rains

-According to reports, the NDRF will conclude the search operations today. The search and rescue operation was likely to get over by 2 am on Wednesday and they have called for additional cranes, BMC official told news agency PTI.

-The BMC, meanwhile, started demolition of other hoardings near the petrol pump, also located on the GRP land.

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