Thane: The death toll rose to 33 on Wednesday after the bodies of eight more people were recovered in the accident due to the collapse of a three-storey building in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Police said 15 children were among the dead, ranging in age from two to 15 years. The official said that 25 people have been pulled out of the debris so far. These people have been admitted to hospitals in Bhiwandi and Thane.
The official said that despite heavy rains, the search operation continued overnight. He said that the bodies of the debris were in very bad condition as they were buried in them for more than 50 hours. The official said that the 43-year-old ‘Jilani Building’ had collapsed at 3.40 am on Monday. The building had 40 flats and around 150 people lived here. Bhiwandi is located about 10 km from Thane. He said that two municipal officials have been suspended in the case of the building collapse and a case has been registered against the owner of the building.