Mumbai: A multi-storey building collapsed in South Mumbai’s Dongri area on Tuesday morning. This caused loss of two precious lives. A minor was rescued and atleast 40-50 people were still feared trapped in the debris.
News agency ANI quoted Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management Cell that two people have died and five have been rescued so far.
#UPDATE Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management Cell: Two people have died and five have been rescued so far, after a building collapsed in Dongri. #Mumbai https://t.co/l5sgymdihK
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019
Locals said that the Kesarbai building in Dongri area collapsed at around 11.30 a.m.
They also said at least 12-15 families buried under the rubble were awaiting help.
The building, which belongs to the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, also housed a catering business on the ground floor, they said.
The Fire Brigade, police and disaster management teams have rushed to the site and launched rescue operations, while the NDRF was expected to reach there shortly.
Narrow approach roads, huge crowds of onlookers and thickly populated areas hampered rescue operations.
(With inputs from IANS)
By EP Web Desk
Published on: July 16, 2019 at 13:27 IST