The residents of a housing complex with five buildings in Dombivali in Maharashtra’s Thane district was evacuated after some of its slabs started crumbling and pillars developed cracks, fire brigade officials said on Sunday (March 5).
The loose slabs and cracked pillars were noticed at 11pm on Saturday, after which fire brigade, police and civic personnel arrived at the site in Nilje and vacated the buildings. There were around 250 families living in the houses, he said.
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“These buildings have been built in 1998. They are not in the list of dangerous buildings maintained by the Kalyan Dombivali municipal corporation. The ward officer will take a call on its future after structural checks are carried out,” civic sub fire officer Namdeo Chowdhary told PTI.
There are no reports of anyone getting injured, and residents who have been vacated are finding alternate accommodation on their own, Chowdhary added.