More than 60 survivors pulled from collapsed building in India

first_imgTopics : The building, which comprised of 47 flats, fell almost like a pack of cards, said a police official at the disaster site.Local residents and police combed through tin sheets, metal rods and other wreckage in a desperate search for survivors as ambulances rushed injured to nearby hospitals amid heavy monsoon rains and fears of Covid-19 infections.The cause of the accident was not clear. But building collapses are common in India, usually due to shoddy construction, substandard materials and disregard of regulations.Every year, heavy downpours during the June to September monsoon season bring down rain-sodden small and large structures deemed too dangerous to live in.More than 1,200 people were killed in 1,161 building collapses across India in 2017, according to latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau. Rescue workers pulled more than 60 people alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in an industrial town near India’s financial capital Mumbai, a senior official said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts continued.The five story building near a slum district in Mahad, which housed roughly 200 residents, caved in on Monday evening.”One resident was dead and at least 30 were still trapped,” said Bharatshet Maruti Gogawale, a local lawmaker in Mahad situated about 165 km (100 miles) south of Mumbai.last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Friday, March 29, 2013

first_imgSaturday, March 30, 2013•2:19 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance of known suspects in the 700 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:35 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block. S. G, Wellington.•9:48 p.m. Scott M. Kinley, 47, Derby, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in the 100 block. N. Haslet, Wellington. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, March 29, 2013•5:04 a.m. Officers investigated theft and criminal damage to property in the 1000 block. E. 16th, theft of computer and printer in Wellington. •10 a.m. Adam L. Queen, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with allowing two dogs to run at aarge.•10:14 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 800 block. E. 9th, Wellington.•10:31 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of money in the 1100 block. N. A, Wellington.•10:50 a.m. Officers took a report of found property of a ring in the 600 block. N. A, Wellington.•11:22 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by an unknown suspect of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•4:52 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of clothing in the 800 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:38 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 1000 block of Shadylane in Wellington.•10:41 p.m. Officers took a report of a found purse in the 400 block. N. High, Wellington. Sunday, March 31, 2013•6:38 a.m. Terry L. Southard, 37, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal threat in the 200 block. N. Blaine, Wellington. •3:05 p.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery and criminal threat of a known suspect in the 1100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•8:48 p.m. Jerrod M. Portenier, 31, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 400 block. Circle Drive, Wellington.•8:48 p.m. Jerrod M. Portenier, 31, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Lyon County Bench Warrant.last_img read more