BHIWANDI: Two people died and five others suffered injuries when a single-storey building collapsed in Bhiwandi town of Thane district late on Saturday night.
The Bhiwandi fire brigade team started rescue operations by midnight that lasted for nearly three hours.
The single-storey building having six flats and located on Durga Road in Dhobi Talao area of Bhiwandi town.
After being alerted, a team of the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) and fire personnel from the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation went to the spot.
A search operation was carried out in the night and seven people were pulled out from the debris.
“An eight-month-old girl and a woman died while five others were injured,” reported news agency PTI quoting an official.
The deceased have been identified as Uzma Atif Momin (40) and Taslima Mosar Momin (8 months), he said.
Among the injured were four women and a man aged 65. They were admitted to a local hospital and were reported to be out of danger, he said.
The search and rescue operation and work to clear the debris were completed at around 3.30 am, the official said.
“It was not yet known how old the building was and whether it was in the list of dangerous structures,” he said.