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Ghatkopar Billboard Collapse: Death Roll Rises To 16, Rescue Ops Called Off

The BMC Commissioner stated that Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has ordered all hoardings to be checked.

Ghatkopar Billboard Collapse: Death Roll Rises To 16, Rescue Ops Called Off
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The death toll in the Ghatkopar hoarding collapse incident in Mumbai rose to 16 on Thursday, May 16, with rescue personnel retrieving two bodies from a car stuck underneath the structure. The deceased, male, who was Air Traffic Control (ATC), and female (his wife) were found in a decomposed state.

They have been identified as Manoj Chansoria, 60, and Anita Chansoria, 59. The couple was retrieved from the car struck below the hoarding in Chheda Nagar area after midnight on Wednesday, May 15-16.

Moreover, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Bhushan Gagrani informed that the rescue operation in the Ghatkopar hoarding collapse incident was also completed today at 10:30 am after inspecting the site.

The BMC Commissioner stated that Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has ordered all hoardings to be checked.

He further stated that all the hoardings need a structural stability certificate. They need to follow the specifications of size, foundation and the wind velocity that passes through to provide the necessary stability. Three more hoardings will be removed at Chheda Nagar.

Due to high wind velocity, some issues are being faced in the demolition process of the three hoardings, but two of the hoardings will be pulled down by tonight.

They officials thoroughly checked the site to ensure that no more people were trapped there. Now, the work of clearing the debris will continue throughout the day, BMC chief added.

Also Read: 99 oversized hoardings should be dismantled immediately for public safety: BMC To Railways

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