15 Dead and Over 50 Feared Trapped As Mumbai Building Collapses

A Six storeyed building collapsed in South Mumbai today morning. The tragic incident took place in Bhendi Bazaar, just after two days of City’s heaviest rain in past 12 years. Till now, 15 people have died and at least 50 people are feared trapped in this six story building collapse in Mumbai Bhendi Bazaar. The building was 117 years old. Twenty-five people have been rescued from the rubble within three hours of the incident and efforts are underway to save more lives.

Nine families were living in the old Arsiwala Building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road in the busy marketplace. Two bodies have been pulled out from the rubble and third victim was rushed to hospital but was unfortunately, declared dead.

Mumbai Building Collapse

The building that collapsed in Mumbai is in the congested lane, but the tragedy area has been segregated by police. The rescue teams have been rushed to the accident site within 10 minutes of receiving the call. The incident was declared a Level III disaster at 8.42 a.m and NDRF was called upon to handle the situation. On the spot there are 10 fire engines and team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Municipal officer received a call about building collapse in the city. Fire Brigade was immediately rushed to the area to rescue the trapped people. It was feared that several people are trapped under the debris. The building that collapsed had nursery cum playground. It was scheduled to open at 10 am, two hours after the building collapsed. There was sweetmeats and snack shop on the ground floor All injured including two firemen have been rushed to the JJ Hospital, Mumbai.

The building collapsed 2 days after Mumbai was lashed by heaviest rain in the past 12 years on Tuesday. Police suspect that heavy rain in the Mumbai city could have weekend the building which is located in Dongri neighborhood. This area is full of narrow streets with closely packed buildings build a century ago.  Many workers and lot of building residents are still trapped underneath the rubble. Team is working hard to rescue as soon as possible. A similar incident took place in Eastern Mumbai last month. Around 17 people lost their lives in four storeyed building collapse.

Source: NDTV

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