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Mumbai Hoarding Collapse: 14 Killed, 74 Injured; CM Shinde Orders Strict Action Against The Company

A devastating incident occurred in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, resulting in the loss of 8 lives and leaving over 50 people injured. The incident was triggered by strong winds that caused a large hoarding to collapse. Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde has taken note of the situation and has ordered a thorough investigation.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: May 14, 2024 10:15 IST
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On Monday, a tragic accident in Ghatkopar, Mumbai claimed the lives of 14 people and left more than 50 injured when strong winds caused a large hoarding to collapse. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has acknowledged the incident and mandated a high-level investigation. Notably, the company responsible for installing the illegal hoarding has been fined millions of rupees.

Hoarding Was Put In Mumbai Long Back

The information indicates that Igo Media installed this hoarding in April 2022. Former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya lodged a complaint with the BMC Commissioner about this on April 29 of this year. The BMC states that the land, where the structure for the hoarding was built, is registered under the Home Department Police Head Quarter/ Maharashtra State Policing Housing Welfare Corporation.

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The company had installed the hoarding at this location without obtaining permission from BMC. In response, BMC imposed a fine of Rs 6 crore 13 lakh 84 thousand on the company and instructed them to take down the hoarding. However, the company failed to remove the hoarding, leading to the tragic loss of eight lives. The Chief Minister has clearly stated that strict actions will be taken against the company responsible for installing the hoarding.

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First published on: May 14, 2024 06:59 AM IST

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