Death toll in south Mumbai building collapse rises to 6

A search operation is still underway at the site in Fort area in Mumbai

The woman was taken out from the debris and rushed to the state-run J J Hospital. Photo: BMC twitter

Death toll went up to six in the building collapse in Mumbai with four more persons succumbing to injuries, the civic authorities said on Friday (July 17) morning.

A search operation is still underway at the site in Fort area in Mumbai.

Two persons were killed after a corner portion of six-storey Bhanushali building collapsed in the Fort area around 4.45 pm on Thursday. Disaster management team and fire department officials rushed to the spot and evacuated people stuck under the debris.

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Three more persons, who were rescued from the site, were declared dead at the hospital around midnight on Thursday, while a 62-year-old woman died on Friday morning, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said.

The woman was taken out from the debris and rushed to the state-run J J Hospital, where she was declared brought dead, he said.

Three people are still injured of which condition of a 17-year-boy is critical, he added.

Fire officials stated that they were using heavy machinery to remove the debris after ensuring all safety measures.

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