14 Dead, 74 Injured in Mumbai Hoarding Crash
Moneylife Digital Team 14 May 2024
The death toll in the hoarding collapse incident in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area has risen to 14 while 74 people are injured, officials from the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) say. 
On Monday, the 100-foot-tall illegal billboard fell at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar during dust storms and unseasonal rains that lashed Mumbai.
According to BMC disaster control, the overnight death in the hoarding crash climbed to 14, with four more persons succumbing to their injuries in hospital.
The search and rescue operations are being carried out with help from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at the Chheda Nagar-based petrol pump.
Meanwhile, Mumbai's police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar says stringent action will be taken against those responsible for the hoarding collapse incident in the city.
According to media reports, Ego Media Agency owns the hoarding, which was erected without permission from the BMC. The size of the hoarding that collapsed is 120ftx120ft, while BMC allows hoardings of 40ftx40ft across the city. 
Earlier this month, BMC issued a notice to Ego Media Agency to remove the hoarding.
2 months ago
BMCC and all other agencies involved in the administration should now do a survey of all the hoardings and pull them down. such hoardings are rampant across the city and navi mumbai especially on palm beach road and also internally. some of the hoardings are 100 ft by 100 ft will the authorities do something about it or wait for a disaster and find scape goats.
2 months ago
Will stringent action also be taken against those who received bribes and allowed the hoarding to come up in the first place?
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