Four-Storey Bandra Building Collapses In Mumbai, One Dead

According to the BMC’s disaster management cell, Bharti building collapsed on the four-storey Hardik Villa residential complex on Sherley Rajan Road.

Jessica David

August 18, 2020

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A 41-year-old man died and another person was injured after a portion of a vacant building near Rizvi College collapsed, in Mumbai’s Bandra (West) late on Monday (August 17, 2020). The four-storey building had collapsed on the compound wall of the neighbouring building and also damaged its ground floor. Search and rescue operation was still going on at a time of filing this report. Two fire engines were at the spot and the debris was being removed. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster management cell, around 8.30 p.m., Bharti building collapsed on the three-storeyed Hardik Villa residential complex on Shirley Rajan Road.

Fire brigade rescued seven people, two of whom were injured and rushed to the hospital. The injured Bruce D’Penha (41) and Arjun Ramsagar Pandit (22), sustained a leg injury and a head injury, respectively. D’Penha who was visiting an electronic repair shop on the ground floor of Hardik Villa at the time of the mishap succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday morning (August 18, 2020). Pandit is still recovering at Bhabha Hospital. The collapse damaged the wall and compound area of Hardik Villa.

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