Building Collapse

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.

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Delhi: Under construction building collapses, students feared trapped

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.

Peeragarhi: Burning building collapses; 1 killed, 14 injured

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

14 Jul 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Gurugram building collapse: Six bodies recovered, rescue operations underway

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.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt

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.

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

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.

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

01 Oct 2018

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

26 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

One killed, eight injured in building collapse in Thane

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.

Eight rescued from Ghaziabad building collapse, one dead

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.

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

20 Jul 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Three-storeyed building collapses in Bhiwandi, many feared trapped

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Delhi: Building collapses in Sadar Bazaar; two injured

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Sunil Shitap: The man responsible for Ghatkopar building collapse?

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.

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

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.