New Delhi, July 16: Despite being the economic capital of India, Mumbai has suffered from man-made disasters at distressingly regular intervals.
According to RTI activist Shakeel Ahmad Sheikh, the city has witnessed a total of 2704 building collapses over the last five and a half years which has killed 234 people and left 840 injured.
Sheikh had asked for information on the number of building collapses in Mumbai from 2013 to 2018 and the number of casualties they had caused from the city's emergency management department.
In this context, the information officer and Assistant Engineer Sunil of Brihanmumbai Municipal Emergency Management Department has provided Shaikh the relevant information under the Right to Information Act 2005.
According to the information, a total of 2704 building collapses have taken place, killing 234 people and injuring 840 over the period from 2012 to July 2018.
In 2013, a total of 101 people died in accidents of 531 building collapses, which included 58 men and 43 women and 183 injured.
The injured included 110 men and 73 women.
In 2014, a total of 21 people were killed in 343 building collapses. Of these, 17 were men and 4 were women. The injured included 62 men and 38 women.
In 2015, a total of 417 building collapses took place killing 11 men and 4 women. A total of 120 people were injured.
A total of 24 people were killed in 486 building collapses in 2016, which includes 17 men and 7 women and 171 people injured.
The injured includes 113 men and 59 women.
In 2017, a total of 568 building collapses had killed 66 people, including 44 men and 22 women, and 165 people were injured. This includes 101 men and 64 women.
From 2018 to July 2018, a total of 7 people died in 359 building collapses, which included 5 men and 2 women. A total of 100 people comprising 73 men and 27 women were injured.
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