National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials and firemen remove debris as they look for survivors after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, September 21, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Mumbai:  The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse that took place here on Monday rose to 39 on Wednesday, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) said.

The deceased include Jhuber Khureshi, Faija Khureshi, Ayesha Khureshi, Siraj Abdul Sheikh, Fatma Jubera, Siraj Ahmed Sheikh among others.


The three-storey building collapsed around 3.40 am on Monday in the Patel compound area in the Thane district.

Soon after the incident, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade, and police teams had reached the spot and carried out rescue operations.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the loss of lives in the incident.