Power Of 100: Youth Trapped Under Mumbai Building Collapse Rescued Hours After Dialling 100

| September 1 , 2017 , 15:50 IST

The tragic collapse of the 5-storey building in the Bhendi Bazaar area of South Mumbai on Thursday led to the death of 34 people as rescue operations continued overnight. However, one youth was rescued in the mere span of 3 hours after he dialed 100.

The 21-year-old Ahmed Ali was on the ground floor of the building when it collapsed, trapping him under rubble. Ali had his mobile phone with him and proceeded to call 100 for help. The police control room got the details about Ali's location which was then passed on to the fire brigade.

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According to reports, Ali's phone got disconnected repeatedly while he was calling for help, but he was able to provide details of where in the building he stood when the building crashed, which helped the Mumbai fire brigade swing into action.

Chief fire officer, P Rahangdale, said, "He was rescued alive by our team after three hours. He was located by using search cameras and rescued by making cavity using hydraulic cutters and spread. He was trapped under a huge debris."

Ali suffered a fracture in his lower limbs and was admitted to the JJ hospital.