A four-year-old, who was trapped in particles for greater than 19 hours after a constructing collapsed in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Monday night, was rescued this afternoon. A video captured the momentary aid for the groups of NDRF (Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive) and different native officers as they clapped and expressed their pleasure on discovering the kid alive.
The video exhibits the rescue officers bursting into cheers after the kid was pulled out alive from the particles. One other clip confirmed them placing the kid, Mohammad Bangi, on a stretcher to take him to a hospital.
The rescue groups have been working on the website for greater than 19 hours after the residential constructing, which was about seven years previous, collapsed on Monday night. The five-story constructing had over 45 flats. Three groups of the NDRF (Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive) and 12 groups of the fireplace brigade are on the spot.
At the very least seven individuals are lifeless and a number of other are nonetheless lacking because the rescue operations proceed. A case has been filed in opposition to the contractor and architect of the constructing,
“Sixteen individuals are nonetheless lacking. A case has been registered in opposition to the developer and architect. Whoever shall be accountable, strict motion shall be taken in opposition to them. It could take one other seven-eight hours to clear the particles,” Collector Nidhi Chaudhary instructed NDTV this afternoon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately stated that he was “saddened” by the incident. “Saddened by the constructing collapse in Mahad, Raigad in Maharashtra. My ideas are with the households of those that misplaced their pricey ones. I pray the injured get well quickly. Native authorities and NDRF groups are on the website of the tragedy, offering all attainable help,” his workplace tweeted this morning.
On Monday, Residence Minister Amit Shah had referred to as the incident “very tragic”. “The collapse of a constructing in Raigad, Maharashtra could be very tragic. Have spoken to DG @NDRFHQ to supply all attainable help, groups are on the best way and shall be helping with the rescue operations as quickly as attainable. Praying for everybody’s security,” he wrote in a tweet.
Two state ministers – Aaditya Thackeray and Eknath Shinde – visited the accident website yesterday.
The reason for the accident was not instantly clear however constructing collapses are frequent throughout India’s June-September monsoon, with previous and rickety buildings buckling after days of continuous rain.
The monsoon performs an important function in boosting agricultural harvests throughout South Asia. But it surely additionally causes widespread demise and destruction, unleashing floods, triggering constructing collapses and inundating low-lying villages.