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Bhiwandi Building Collapse: NDRF Halts Rescue Operation After 3 Days; 41 Dead & 25 Rescued
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Bhiwandi Building Collapse: NDRF Halts Rescue Operation After 3 Days; 41 Dead & 25 Rescued
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Mumbai, Sep 25 (TIWN): Three days after the building collapse in Mumbai's Bhiwandi area, the rescue operation has been halted according to the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force). At 11;45 am on Thursday, the rescue operation has been called off after 41 bodies were recovered from the debris. Nearly 25 people were rescued by the NDRF in this operation. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray expressed his condolences to the bereaved families via a tweet in Marathi.

A three-storey building located in Bhiwandi, Thane collapsed around 3:40 am on September 21. Soon after the collapse NDRF, TDRF (Thane Disaster Relief Force), fire brigade and police team reached the location for rescue operations.

During the rescue operations, nearly 25 people were pulled out alive from the debris. Out of the 41 dead bodies pulled out, 18 were children including 3 toddlers as per a PTI report. Several bodies that were recovered were mutilated and highly decomposed as they were found hours after the accident adds the report. A case has been registered against the owner of the building and two civic officials have been suspended in relation to the collapse.

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