Two more bodies located under debris at Mumbai hoarding collapse site, yet to be pulled out – India News

Two more bodies located under debris at Mumbai hoarding collapse site, yet to be pulled out – India News
Two more bodies located under debris at Mumbai hoarding collapse site, yet to be pulled out – India News

Two more bodies were located under the debris at the site of a giant hoarding collapse in Mumbai as the search and rescue operation continued on Wednesday, an NDRF official said.

The bodies were spotted last night, but were yet to be pulled out, a civic official said, PTI reported.

Rescue teams had earlier recovered 14 bodies from the hoarding crash site, while 75 persons were injured in the incident, as per officials.

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A small fire broke out at the incident site in Ghatkopar during the search and rescue operation on Wednesday morning, but it was immediately caused by the fire tenders deployed there, an NDRF official said.

“There was a small fire but it was extinguished immediately,” the official told PTI.

The search and rescue operation continued even 40 hours after the incident, officials said.

Also Read: Mumbai hoarding that killed 14 in Ghatkopar was under BMC scanner for violations for over a year

The illegal hoarding that stood on a piece of land in possession of the Government Railway Police (GRP) crashed on a petrol pump in the Chheda Nagar area on Monday evening when the city was hit by a massive dust storm and unseasonal rains.

 
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