Thane (Maha), Oct 9 (PTI) A four-storey building here in Maharashtra developed cracks following which nearly 300 people residing in it were evacuated, an civic official said Tuesday.Also Read - Omicron: No Case in Mumbai Yet, Confirms Genome Sequencing of South Africa Returnees

The Thane Municipal Corporation’s emergency control room got a call Monday night that a pillar on the second floor of the building located in Uthalsar area developed cracks, the civic body’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said. Also Read - Maharashtra Govt Tightens Curbs As Omicron Scare Grips India | Full List of Restrictions Here

Personnel of the civic body and fire brigade rushed to the site and evacuated around 300 people of 57 families living in the nearly 35-year-old residential structure, he said. Also Read - Omicron Scare: Modify Quarantine Guidelines, Centre Tells Maharashtra Govt

The building has been sealed and the families have been temporarily relocated to vacant flats at a housing complex in the city’s Bhayander Pada area, Kadam said.

Assistant Municipal Commissioner Shankar Patole said the building was constructed in 1983.

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