Building Collapse: News

A building collapse happens when a primary structural element fails, resulting in the whole structural failure. There are several reasons why buildings collapse, such as design inadequacy, natural calamities, faulty construction, and extraordinary loads.

07 Nov 2022


Fire breaks out near Dubai's Burj Khalifa

On Monday morning, fire broke out in a 35-story high-rise building near the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, reported Associated Press (AP).

09 Sep 2022


Delhi: Three dead, several trapped as Azad Market building collapses

A four-story building under construction at Azad Market in Delhi collapsed on Friday morning reportedly killing at least three people while five others were rescued.

Emerald Court residents reject Supertech's 'housing plan' at demolition site

A week after the Supertech twin towers' demolition, the Emerald Court residents' welfare association (RWA) has said they will object to any construction plan by the builder at the site of the twin towers.

Noida's Supertech towers ready to bite the dust on Sunday

Noida authorities and experts are all set to demolish the Supertech twin towers, on Sunday at 2:30 pm in Sector-93A.

28 Jun 2022


3 killed, 11 injured in Mumbai residential building collapse

Three people were killed and 11 others were injured when a wing of a four-story residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Kurla suburb around midnight, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control said on Tuesday.

11 Feb 2022


Gurugram: One dead, 2 trapped after apartment building's roof collapses

One person died and at least two were feared trapped after the roof of a residential building in Gurugram's Sector 109 collapsed on Thursday evening.

23 Jul 2021


Mumbai rains: Four dead in house collapse in Govandi area

At least four persons were killed and eight others injured after a single-story house collapsed in the Shivaji Nagar area of Govandi in eastern Mumbai early on Friday, a civic official said.

19 Jul 2021


One killed, others feared trapped in building collapse in Gurugram

A worker died and six others were feared trapped after a three-story building collapsed in Haryana's Gurugram district on Sunday evening, officials said.

14 Jul 2021


Search ends in Chinese hotel collapse that killed 17 people

The death toll in the hotel collapse in China's Suzhou city raised to 17 on Wednesday as authorities ended the search.

13 Jul 2021


At least eight dead in hotel collapse in eastern China

Rescue workers were digging through the remains of a collapsed hotel in eastern China looking for any survivors of a disaster that has killed at least eight people and left nine missing, authorities said on Tuesday.

18 Jun 2021


Mumbai: Three injured after a chawl's wall collapses

Three persons suffered minor injuries after a wall of a chawl at Ghatkopar, an eastern suburb of Mumbai, collapsed in the wee hours of Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

10 Jun 2021


Eleven, including eight children, killed in building collapse in Mumbai

Eight children and three adults were killed and seven others injured after two floors of a three-story building collapsed on an adjoining single-story house in the Malwani area of Mumbai.

21 Sep 2020


Maharashtra: Building collapses in Bhiwandi; eight dead, rescue operations underway

A three-story building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi, early this morning, taking the lives of at least eight people. As per the latest reports, a child was among those who have been rescued.

25 Jan 2020


Delhi: Under construction building collapses, students feared trapped

In a tragic incident, an under-construction building collapsed in Delhi's Bhajanpura on Saturday.

02 Jan 2020


Peeragarhi: Burning building collapses; 1 killed, 14 injured

One firefighter died and 14 people suffered injuries after a battery factory in Delhi's Peeragarhi caught fire on Thursday.

24 Aug 2019


Maharashtra: Building collapses in Bhiwandi; 2 dead, several feared trapped

At least two people were killed and five injured when a four-story building collapsed in the Bhiwandi city of Maharashtra near Mumbai in the wee hours of Saturday.

16 Jul 2019


Mumbai: 100-year-old building collapses in Dongri; 12 dead, 40 trapped

In a distressing incident, a four-story building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri area on Tuesday. The structure, called Kesarbai building, is situated on Tandel Street.

14 Jul 2019

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh building collapsed: 35 people, including Army soldiers, trapped

In a tragic incident, a three-storey building in Himachal Pradesh's Solan collapsed due to heavy rains on Sunday afternoon.

30 Jun 2019


Pune wall collapse: Residents warned builders about wall's dangerous condition

The residents of a Pune residential complex, where a wall collapsed on Saturday, reportedly warned the builders of the wall's dangerous condition months ago. The wall collapsed and fell on construction laborers' huts alongside, crushing 15 to death and injuring three in Pune's Kondhwa.

19 Mar 2019


Karnataka: Under-construction building collapses in Dharwad; 2 killed, 6 injured

In a tragic incident in Karnataka, two people have been killed and six others were injured as a five-storeyed under-construction building collapsed in Kumareshwara Nagar area of the state's Dharwad district.

24 Jan 2019


Gurugram building collapse: Six bodies recovered, rescue operations underway

In a recent development, six bodies have been recovered from Gurugram's Ullwas area where an under-construction building collapsed in the early hours of Thursday.

26 Nov 2018


Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck western Iran near its border with Iraq yesterday night, injuring over 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, said authorities.

09 Oct 2018


Maharashtra: Cracks in 35-year-old building in Thane, 300 people evacuated

A four-storied building in Thane, Maharashtra, has developed cracks following which nearly 300 people residing in it were evacuated, a civic official said today.

01 Oct 2018

Delhi Fire Services

Delhi: Roof collapse in under-construction building, 1 killed

A man died of injuries sustained in a roof collapse in northwest Delhi's Swaroop Nagar today, police said.

Building collapses in North West Delhi; four children, woman killed

A four-story "weak" building collapsed in North West Delhi today killing four children and a woman.

27 Aug 2018


Ahmedabad: Four-storey building collapses, 5 feared trapped, 6 injured

Around 5-6 people are feared to be trapped after two blocks of a four-storey building collapsed in Ahmedabad's Odhav area on Sunday, reports ANI. 6 were injured.

11 Aug 2018


Gujarat: One killed, four injured as building collapses in Vadodara

A man was killed and four members of his family, including a six-month-old baby, were injured after a two-story building collapsed in Chokhandi locality in Vadodara in Gujarat in the wee hours today, police said.

25 Jul 2018


One killed, eight injured in building collapse in Thane

One woman was killed and eight others were injured when a portion of a seven-year-old building collapsed on an adjoining chawl in Thane's Bhiwandi town yesterday, Regional Disaster Management Cell Chief Santosh Kadam said.

23 Jul 2018


Eight rescued from Ghaziabad building collapse, one dead

Eight people have been rescued alive but injured after an under-construction building at Akash Nagar in Ghaziabad collapsed yesterday.

20 Jul 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Rescue ops enter day 3 at Greater Noida twin-building collapse

The rescue operations at the Greater Noida twin-building collapse entered the third day today with the rescuers continuing to remove the debris.

18 Jul 2018


Greater Noida: Three dead after buildings collapse, many feared trapped

On Tuesday night, an under construction six-storey building fell on another four-storey one in Greater Noida's Shahberi village, killing three.

09 Jun 2018


Mumbai: Part of building collapses after fire; fire-brigade personnel injured

Two fire brigade personnel were injured when a portion of an old building in Mumbai collapsed after a fire broke out in it early today.

24 Nov 2017


Three-storeyed building collapses in Bhiwandi, many feared trapped

At least one person was killed and five injured when a three-storeyed building collapsed in Mumbai's Bhiwandi this morning.

05 Sep 2017


Most number of India's building collapse incidents happen in Mumbai

Over the past few years, incidents of old buildings collapsing have frequently been recorded in India.

03 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Family bought room for Rs. 74L, wiped-out in collapse

Syed Jafar Husain's family, who died in Husaini Building collapse in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar, bought a room for Rs. 74L in it from Sakina Arsiwala only in 2013.

02 Sep 2017


Thane: 33-year-old building dangerously tilts; residents evacuated

The Thane Municipal Corporation evacuated a 33-year-old, four-storied building "Noorani Mahal" that dangerously tilted in Mumbra.

01 Sep 2017


Delhi: Building collapses in Sadar Bazaar; two injured

After heavy rains battered Delhi, a four-storied building in Paan Mandi in old city's Sadar Bazaar near New Delhi Railway Station has collapsed today evening.

01 Sep 2017


Bhendi Bazaar Collapse: How 21-year-old's call fetched rescue teams

When the old building in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar collapsed, it was 21-year-old Ahmed Ali's call to the police control-room that fetched help.

01 Sep 2017


Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: 34 dead, 46 rescued so far

At least 34 people have died as the 117-year-old Hussaini building at Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar collapsed on 31 August, said the police.

26 Jul 2017


Sunil Shitap: The man responsible for Ghatkopar building collapse?

On Monday evening, a four-storeyed building came crumbling apart in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area.

25 Jul 2017


Mumbai building collapse: 6 dead, 13 people rescued in Ghatkopar

Fourteen fire engines, one rescue van, and an ambulance rushed to Damodar Park after a four-storey building in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area collapsed. Sources said a nursing home was operational on building's ground floor.