Ghatkopar Hoarding Collapse: Ex-ATC manager, wife found in billboard debris at petrol pump

As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), their bodies have been recovered in the decomposed state from their car beneath the collapsed hoarding.

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Manoj Chansoria (60) and his wife Anita Chansoria (59), the retired Air Traffic Control (ATC) manager, and his wife were among the people who died in the massive dust storm when the huge billboard collapsed. The incident has left at least 16 people dead and injured several. Manoj Chansoria has served as general manager at ATC Mumbai.

According to the reports, the couple went to refuel their car at the Ghatkopar’s Chheda Nagar area when the illegal and giant hoarding of 120 ft X 120 ft collapsed.

As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), their bodies have been recovered in the decomposed state from their car beneath the collapsed hoarding. The couple was on their way to Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur from the ATC guest house in ATC in western Mumbai. The whereabouts of the couple were not known since the dust storm struck the city. But, on Tuesday night, the mobile connection was located at the affected petrol pump.

After putting too much effort with the help of gas cutters and other machinery, the NDRF pulled out the bodies.

Illegal Hoarding

According to BMC, the huge bill board which was installed by Ego Media Pvt Ltd owned by Bhavesh Bhinde, was illegal and was not approved. Now, the case against Bhinde for culpable homicide has been registered.