Mumbai, August 9: A labourer was killed after a portion of a building collapsed at Masjid Bunder area of Mumbai on Thursday.  According to reports, four workers were involved in the demolition of Sayyad Building when the portion of the structure came down crashing. After the incident, authorities immediately reached the spot and started the rescue operation. Dongri Building Collapse: Mumbai Police Register Case Against 3 People.

Tree workers were also rescued from the debris of the building. More details are still awaited. The incident took place at a time when heavy rains lashed the city. It is the second building collapse reported form Mumbai in the last one month. Mumbai Building Collapse: 4 Dead, 8 Injured After Building Collapses in Dongri, PM Narendra Modi Condoles Deaths.

Earlier in July, around 14 people lost their lives in the collapse of four-storeyed Kesarbhai building in the city's Dongri area. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) also said the 'Kesarbai' building, which collapsed, was supposed to have been demolished in 2012. MHADA chairman Uday Samant blamed the builder for not carrying out the redevelopment work.

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