Mumbai hoarding collapse: Death toll rises to 14

DN Bureau

The billboard, which was illegal according to civic officials, uprooted and fell on a petrol pump at the Cheddanagar Junction in Ghatkopar. Read further on Dynamite News:

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Mumbai: The death toll in the hoarding collapse incident in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area has risen to 14 while over 70 people are injured, civic officials said on May 14 morning.

The 100-foot-tall illegal billboard fell at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar during dust storms and unseasonal rains that lashed Mumbai on May 13.

Medical treatment is currently being provided to 44 injured individuals, with 31 already discharged after receiving treatment. Unfortunately, 14 people scummbed to death in this mishap.

Rescue operations are ongoing at the site, with co-ordination among various agencies. Disaster Management Department of BMC is overseeing co-ordination with all concerned agencies.

Municipal Commissioner & Administrator Shri. Bhushan Gagrani, along with other officials, are closely monitoring the situation.

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