At least 12 people were killed and 15 others were injured when a 50-year-old building called Krishna Niwas collapsed near the Thane Railway Station in the early hours on August 4, 2015. Four members of a family were killed when the four-storey building collapsed to the ground. The accident happened when most occupants of the building were fast asleep at 2.30 am IST.
Maharasthra Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and Thane Collector Ashwini Joshi rushed to the accident site to supervise relief operations, even as fire fighters reached the spot. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) extricated three people from the debris.
The Thane building had 16 flats, with the ground floor being vacant. According to reports, the deceased include Saurabh P Bhatt, 54, Ramchandra P Bhatt, 65, Mira R Bhatt, 58, Rachita R Bhatt, 22, Arun D Sawant, 62, Amit A Sawant, 40, Bhakti A Sawant, 32, Anaya A Khot, 7, Priya A Patel, 14, Manda A Nene, 70, Rashmi K Mange, 25 and Mahadeo R Barve, 60.
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