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Apr 05, 2013 at 03:44pm IST

Thane building: 4-year-old girl rescued, family yet to be traced

Mumbai: Among those injured in the Thane building collapse is a four-year-old girl, whose parents are yet to be traced. She was rescued by a person who is now taking care of her in the hospital.

The man claims she was found with several injuries including on her head and needs a CT scan. The girl is around four to five years of age. Efforts are on to try and help her trace her father and four siblings. The rescuer claims that her mother was in the hospital too but died earlier on Friday morning.

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Forty one people have reportedly died and over 60 have been injured after a seven-storied under-construction illegal building collapsed in Thane on Thursday. According to the Thane Deputy Collector, the dead included nine children and five women and over 30 people have sustained serious injuries in the incident.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case of culpable homicide against the builder, who remains untraceable. The incident took place at 6.30 pm on Thursday following which fire tenders and medical teams were rushed to the spot. Several people remain trapped under the debris and the rescue operations still continue.

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