Mumbai, July 16: A minor was rescued on Tuesday after a four-storey building collapsed here, officials said, adding that at least 40-50 people were still feared trapped in the debris. The Kesarbai building in Dongri area collapsed at around 11.30 a.m.
Locals 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. Mumbai Building Collapse: 2 Dead, 4 Pulled Out From Rubble After Building Collapses in Dongri, Many Feared Trapped.
#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
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.
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