A portion of a 35–year-old dilapidated building collapses in Kharigaon Naka at Bhayandar (East), due to heavy rains continue for the third consecutive day. However, no casualty was reported in it.
The four-storey Sai Ashirwad Building situated at Kharigaon Naka in Bhayandar (East) was declared dangerous in March this year. The building was evacuated after the civic authority had done the structural audit earlier this year. Therefore, no casualty occurred in the mishap.
However, half of the structure of the collapsed building is still standing, posing a threat to the surrounding buildings.
Mira Bhayander Fire Officer Alpesh Sankhe said, “The incident took place on late Wednesday night. Subsequently, a team, comprising of firemen and Disaster Cell personnel, were dispatched to the spot.”
The four-storey building was constructed in 1985, about 35 years old.
Residents in surrounding buildings were in a state of panic as heavy rains along with strong winds lashed the area from consecutive three days. According to the eye witness staying in a neighbouring area said, “We heard a huge noise. We ran in the direction and saw the building collapses. Our buildings were also shaken by the act. This has frightened us.”
People informed the fire brigade personnel and disaster management team. They reached in a few minutes. Kharigaon Naka is a crowded place. Fortunately, no casualty reported from here.
Although the interior of the building has collapsed, the side walls are still standing. Corporator Dhanesh Patil has expressed the possibility that it could also collapse at any time. “This is too dangerous. The remaining parts may collapse anytime. It should be demolished immediately for the safety of the occupants.
However, when Mibhatimes.com contacted Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, Rajkumar Gharat, PRO, said, “We have demolished the remaining parts of the building on Thursday evening.”