Mumbai: At least ten people, including two women, were killed as a four-storied residential building collapsed in south Mumbai while eight injured persons were rescued from the debris, BMC Disaster Control officials said here.
Another dozen odd families are still believed trapped under the rubble of the Kesarbai Building in the Dongri area.
Five of those killed have been identified as Sabiya Nissar Shaikh, 25, Saira Rehan Shaikh, 25, Abdul Sattar Kaloo Shaikh, 55, Muzammil Mansoor Salmani, 15, and Javed Ismail, 34, said a police spokesperson.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered a probe into the building crash and assured strict action against those found guilty.
Opposition leaders like Vijay Wadettiwar, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan (Congress), Dhananjay Munde, Majeed Memon, and Nawab Malik (Nationalist Congress Party), and Abu Asim Azmi (Samajwadi Party) lashed out at the government for lapses leading to the tragedy.
They unitedly demanded a detailed investigation into the causes leading to the accident, identifying the culprits and booking them under charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. (IANS)