Bhiwandi, September 24: The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse, which took place here on Monday, has risen to 41, the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) informed on Wednesday. A total of 25 people have been rescued so far, the NRDF added.

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The three-storey building collapsed around 3:40 am on Monday in the Patel compound area in the Thane district. Soon after the incident, the NDRF, fire brigade, and police teams had reached the spot and carried out rescue operations.

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President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the loss of lives in the incident.

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