The building collapsed like a pack of cards. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. The building was located in the Sai Baba Nagar area of Borivali.
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The building was identified as the A-wing of the Gitanjali Complex. There are 4 buildings in the Gitanjali complex. All of them have been nominated under C1 category by BMC (Mumbai Municipal Corporation) in 2020 itself.
Staying here was like taking a chance with life. However, residents challenged the BMC’s decision in the High Court. Since the matter was sub-judice, the BMC did not take any action against the residents of the building.
Residents felt the tremors in the A Wing building of Geetanjali Complex today. At around 10 am, three families living in the building were evacuated. The building collapsed within two hours of the evacuation.
No one was hurt in the incident as the residents of the building had already been evacuated. After the building collapsed, all 75 families living in the remaining 3 buildings have been ordered to evacuate. BMC has made arrangements for these families to take shelter in BMC schools for the time being.