19 killed in Mumbai’s Kurla building collapse; register FIR

Kurla (Mumbai): A total of 19 people were killed and 15 were injured when a building collapsed on Monday in Mumbai’s Kurla area, Mumbai Police said on Wednesday. An FIR has been registered against the other landlords and one Dilip Biswas under sections 304(2), 308, 337, 338 and 34 of the IPC. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of the deceased. 50-50 thousand will be given to the injured.

“Saddened by the building collapse in Mumbai. In this sad hour, my condolences to the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each will be given by PMNRF to the next of kin of the deceased. To the injured Rs 50,000 will be given,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted quoting PM Modi.

The death toll in the Kurla building collapse rose to 19 on Tuesday evening. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those killed in the incident.

A four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai’s Kurla late on Monday night. The incident is of Naik Nagar area. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Potnis said, “In 2016, the building was listed under C1 category. Later, after an audit, it was reclassified under C2. It should have been repaired.” , but it was not. However, I, do not think that there has been negligence on the part of BMC.”

Earlier, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) additional commissioner Ashwini Bhide said the collapsed building was dilapidated, with notices served for its repair before 2013, and then for its demolition. On Monday night, minister Aaditya Thackeray visited Kurla where the building collapsed and said such property should be vacated on the notice of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). “Whenever the BMC issues a notice, (the buildings) themselves should be vacated… otherwise, such incidents happen, which is unfortunate… Now it is important to act on it,” Thackeray said. .