Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar building collapse and also condoled the death of people in the tragic incident.
"Collapse of building in Mumbai is saddening. My condolences to families of those who lost their lives & prayers with the injured," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Collapse of a building in Mumbai is saddening. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives & prayers with the injured: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 31, 2017
A 5-storey building collapsed on Thursday in Mumbai's Bhindi Bazaar area claiming 19 lives.
Earlier on Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of those who died in building collapse.
Taking stock of the situation the chief minister also assured that action would be taken in case of any negligence in the incident.
The chief minister visited the incident spot and also ordered a detailed enquiry into the matter.
"Action will be taken in case of any negligence. I am personally monitoring the situation," Fadnavis said....