Mumbai Hoarding Collapse Death Toll Rises to 17; Advertising Firm Director Arrested

The death toll from the hoarding collapse in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area on May 13th has risen to 17 after Raju Sonawane (52) succumbed to his injuries at KEM Hospital on May 19th, officials reported Wednesday. The incident, caused by gusty winds and unseasonal rains, initially killed 16 people, including a retired ATC general manager and his wife, and injured 75 others. Following the collapse of the 120×120 feet hoarding on a petrol pump in Chheda Nagar, critically injured patients were transferred to KEM Hospital for neurosurgery. Bhavesh Bhinde, director of the advertising firm responsible for the hoarding, was arrested in Udaipur and is in police custody until May 26th.

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