Building Collapse

  • Mumbai building collapse: Two dead, five injured 14-03-2014 05:37 PM

    Mumbai: Two people died while five others were injured when a seven-storey building collapsed in Vakola area of Mumbai on Friday morning. Locals said that a lawyer used to reside in the building even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had issued a notice for its demolition. Apart from the lawyer,...
  • Mumbai: 7-storey building collapses in Vakola, seven dead 14-03-2014 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: Seven people died while six others were injured as a seven-storey building collapsed in Vakola area of Mumbai on Friday morning. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the building was unoccupied but it was located next to a slum area which caused the casualties. Both fire brigade and NDRF are...
  • 2 New York buildings collapse in explosion, 2 people dead 12-03-2014 07:37 PM

    New York: A thunderous explosion flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday as utility workers were on their way to investigate a report of a gas leak, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving over a dozen others unaccounted for. The fiery blast rocked the neighborhood...
  • Goa building collapse: Two senior government officials arrested 12-02-2014 04:39 PM

    Goa Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested two senior government officials in connection with the last month's building collapse that left more than 30 people dead. Additional District Collector (North) Dipak Desai and Deputy Collector (Bicholim) Pradip Naik were placed under arrest by the crime branch, which had been questioning them...
  • Goa building collapse: Many questionable projects still being approved 23-01-2014 08:59 AM

    Panaji: Goa saw the worst ever building collapse last month which left 31 people dead. The incident exposing the rampant illegal construction in the state. Despite Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's promises to crack down, CNN-IBN found several questionable projects being given approvals. Days after the Canacona disaster, further investigation has...
  • Goa: Government blacklists accused builders in Canacona building collapse case 15-01-2014 05:55 PM

    The Goa government on Wednesday blacklisted the construction firm responsible for the Canacona building collapse early this month, which left 31 people dead. "We have withdrawn all the licences of the builder (M/S Bharat Realtors and Developers). We have also blacklisted them," Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said. The builders, who...
  • Goa: Deputy Collector arrested in Canacona building mishap 14-01-2014 05:14 PM

    A Deputy Collector has been arrested in connection with the Canacona building collapse in Goa which left 27 people dead, police said on Tuesday. Prashant Shirodkar, Deputy Collector of the area, who was also holding charge of Chief officer of Canacona Municipal Council, was arrested on Monday. Police inspector Harish...
  • Last 10 years of Congress rule worst in Indian history: Narendra Modi 12-01-2014 08:20 PM

    Panaji: Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi kick started his party's Lok Sabha campaign in Goa with yet another blistering attack on the Congress and its Central government during the 'Vijay Sankalp Rally' in Panaji on Sunday. While addressing the mega rally, Modi said people were now ready...
  • Goa building collapse: Death toll mounts to 28 11-01-2014 04:23 PM

    Panaji: The death toll in Canacona building collapse in Goa has risen to 28. More than 40 people were trapped under the debris when the under-construction five-storey building caved in on Saturday afternoon. Rescuers had since managed to pull out 16 people alive from the debris. Ashok Menon, incharge of...
  • Goa building collapse: Death toll mounts to 24 09-01-2014 12:36 PM

    Panaji: With the recovery of three more bodies from the debris, the death toll in Canacona building collapse in Goa has risen to 24 even as the operation to remove the rubble has entered its final phase. "We recovered three more bodies from the debris of the building last night...
  • Goa building collapse: Toll mounts to 21, contractor's bail plea rejected 08-01-2014 11:53 PM

    Panaji: The death toll in Goa building collapse has risen to 21. The under-construction building in Chawdi area of Canacona collapsed last Saturday. The rescue operations were stalled for two days when the adjacent buildings started tilting. However, they have been resumed now. Meanwhile, the contractor Vishwas Desai 's anticipatory...
  • Goa building collapse: Contractor applies for anticipatory bail 08-01-2014 10:33 AM

    Panaji: Contractor Vishwas Desai has filed for anticipatory bail in the Goa building collapse case. The plea is expected to come up for hearing in a Margao court later on Wednesday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Canacona police is likely to argue that the contractor used poor quality material...
  • Will Parrikar be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in Goa? 08-01-2014 10:19 AM

    Canacona: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's administration is struggling for answer as Goa mourns the loss of 19 lives in its worst building collapse. Parrikar has promised to crack the whip, but will he be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in the state? Goa is losing its open spaces...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work resumes, CM says survivors unlikely 07-01-2014 04:46 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the rescue operations have resumed but there were no chances of any survivors. An unconstructed building collapsed on Saturday in Canacona that left 18 people dead. Around 21 people have been rescued but many were feared to be trapped. Parrikar said,...
  • Goa building collapse: Manohar Parrikar admits lapses 07-01-2014 08:41 AM

    Canacona: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday admitted that the building collapse in Canacona could have been avoided if the town planner had been alert and careful. This comes after rescue operations have been halted as another building in the area has begun to tilt. The death toll in...
  • Goa building collapse: Deputy Town planner Prakash Bandodkar arrested 06-01-2014 11:11 PM

    Panaji: Police have arrested Deputy Town planner Prakash Bandodkar over the collapse of an under construction building that left 17 people dead. Bandodkar and two municipal engineers have been suspended following the incident. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claimed that the disaster could have been averted had the officials acted...
  • Goa building collapse: CM suspends 3 officials; death toll at 17 06-01-2014 06:45 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has suspended Deputy Town planner and two municipal engineers over the collapse of an under construction building that left 17 people dead. They are likely to be arrested soon. Parrikar admitted that the disaster could have been averted had the officials acted swiftly at...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work halted, adjacent building tilting 06-01-2014 02:11 PM

    Panaji: Rescue operations of the under construction building that had collapsed in Goa have been halted after the adjacent building were seen tilting. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sources have said that there is a possibility that the adjacent building might be collapsed anytime soon. The site has been declared...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue operations on, sources say 16 dead 06-01-2014 09:50 AM

    Canacona: Two days after an under construction building collapsed in Canacona in Goa, the rescue operation is still on. According to NDRF sources, at least 17 people have lost their lives and many are feared trapped. Sources also added that two other buildings adjacent to the collapse site have been...
  • Goa building collapse: Army helps in rescue efforts, NDRF called in as toll reaches 14 05-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Panaji: Fourteen people have been killed and many more are still feared trapped in the under-construction building collapse in Canacona, Goa. So far, 21 people have been rescued by the authorities. According to reports, 150 Army personnel are aiding rescue efforts at the site. Authorities have also sought the help...
  • Goa building collapse: 14 people dead, over 60 feared trapped 05-01-2014 09:07 AM

    Panaji: A day after the collapse of an under-construction building in Canacona claimed lives of fourteen people, 21 others have been rescued. However, nearly 60 people are still believed to be trapped in the debris. 360 army personnel are involved in the rescue operations at the site. The police have...
  • Under-construction building collapses in Goa, 14 dead 04-01-2014 04:14 PM

    Panaji: An under-construction building collapsed in south Goa on Saturday. Fourteen people have died and around 60 others were feared trapped in the debris. Twenty one people have been rescued so far. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar assured of stringent action against the builder and municipal officers concerned in connection...
  • Mumbai: 4 BMC engineers arrested in Dockyard building collapse case 06-12-2013 10:56 PM

    Mumbai: Four engineers of BMC in the case relating to the collapse of a residential building on Dockyard road in Mumbai which killed 61 people. The engineers are from Planning and Design Department of the BMC. About 21 families, who were BMC's tenants, lived in the 30-year-old structure. Though there...
  • Bangalore: 3 people including a child die in a building collapse 26-11-2013 12:25 PM

    Bangalore: At least two persons including a child feared dead in a building collapse in Bangalore on Tuesday morning. According to police an old building collapsed in Audugodi area of the city. Many more people are feared trapped in the debris. Four seriously injured people have been rushed to St....
  • Delhi: Three rescued as building collapses at Kashmere Gate 15-10-2013 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: There has been another building collapse in the national capital, this time in Kashmere Gate. Three people have already been taken out and taken to the hospital. Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. The fire department has said that there is a very slim chance...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Three killed in twin building collapse in West Bengal 14-10-2013 04:30 PM

    Three people were killed and six injured in two different incidents of building collapse triggered by heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said on Monday. Both the incidents happened on Sunday night in Asansol, a city in Burdwan district. "A woman and her child were killed and five...
  • Delhi: Multi-storey building collapses, two dead, two injured 09-10-2013 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: A multi-storey building collapsed near the Bara Hindu Rao area of Delhi on Wednesday morning resulting in trhe death of two people. Nakki (68) and his son Bunty (35) were pulled out of the debris by Fire department officials and rushed to the nearby Gangaram Hospital where they...
  • Mumbai: 900 buildings under risk see no improvement in 3 years 01-10-2013 11:43 AM

    Mumbai: No lessons have been learnt days after yet another building collapse that claimed 61 lives in Mumbai. A survey shows the extent of administrative laxity - 900 buildings under risk have seen no improvement in the last three years. The BMC conservancy staff quarters in Dongri is among the...
  • Mumbai building collapse fallout: 95 buildings declared dangerous to live in 30-09-2013 08:55 AM

    Mumbai: The recent Mumbai building collapse, in which 61 people died and dozens injured, is a stark reminder of how authorities have turned a blind eye to the many illegal constructions in the city. Mumbai's municipal body has now finally declared 95 buildings as dangerous to live in. Around 150...
  • Mumbai building collapse: BMC suspends 7 engineers 30-09-2013 07:55 AM

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) suspended seven engineers on Sunday in connection with the residential building collapse in Mazgaon on Friday. The suspended engineers are executive engineer M N Patel, assistant engineer M K Redekar, assistant engineer I N Aley, assistant engineer N S Ghadge, assistant engineer Rahul Jadhav, deputy...