As many as 40 people are feared trapped under the debris inside Kesarbai building that collapsed on Tandel Street, Mumbai
Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a four-storey building on Tuesday (July 16) collapsed in the Dongri area of Mumbai. Several people are feared trapped inside, according reports.
As the incident came to light, firefighters swung into action to rescue the trapped victims out of the building. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also rushed to the site to free the people from the collapsed building.
According to reports, it is estimated that about 40 people are feared trapped under the debris inside Kesarbai building that collapsed on Tandel street.
In a recent reports, twelve people are reported to be killed in the building collapse incident, housing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said.
Several media reports claimed that most of the buildings in that area are in dilapidated condition and since the lanes are too narrow, persons involved in rescue and relief operations are finding it difficult to reach the spot.
Officials of the rescue teams have blamed the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) and said that the body never has funds to refurbish and repair buildings that are in dilapidated condition.
According to reports, a 2-year-old kid has been rescued from the site while the BMC has reportedly claimed that at least two have been killed in the mishap. Also, about 10 ambulances are stalled in the site to rush the rescued persons to the hospital.
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Last Updated Jul 16, 2019, 3:35 PM IST