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President Kovind and Prime Minister Modi condole the victims of the Raigad Building Collapse

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On the 24th of August 2020, a five-storeyed building in Raigad collapsed. According to residents, the 10-year-old Tariq Garden building in Raigad collapsed at around 7 pm. It housed more than 40 apartments.

As per reports, only one resident was found dead and several others were found injured after a multi-storey building collapsed in the Kajalpura area of Mahad town, Raigad, on the 24th of August, Monday
evening.

Along with three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the local administration, including the police and fire brigade, is carrying out
search and rescue operation in the town, approximately 170 kilometers from Mumbai.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi took to his social media earlier today to extend his condolences to the families of the victims of the
unfortunate mishap.

“Saddened by the building collapse in Mahad, Raigad in Maharashtra. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their dear ones. I pray the
injured recover soon. Local authorities and NDRF teams are at the site of the tragedy, providing all possible assistance,” Prime Minister Modi said in a
tweet.

The President of India, Ramnath Kovind too was shocked by this incident. “The news of the building collapse at Mahad, Raigad in Maharashtra and loss of lives is distressing. My thoughts and prayers are with the accident victims. I wish speedy recovery of the injured. Local authorities and NDRF teams are coordinating rescue and relief efforts,” President
Kovind tweeted.

Earlier, the Union home minister Amit Shah had also expressed shock and grief over the heartbreaking incident and assured all possible assistance
with the rescue operations.

“The collapse of a building in Raigad, Maharashtra is very tragic. Have spoken to DG @NDRFHQ to provide all possible assistance, teams are on the way and will be assisting with the rescue operations as soon as possible. Praying for everyone’s safety,” Amit Shah said in a tweet.