28 Jun 2022

1 Dead, 5 Still Trapped After 4-Storey Mumbai Building Collapses

A four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Kurla at 11.30pm on Monday. A 30-year-old man was killed and 11 others were injured, officials said.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said 12 people had been rescued from the rubble and taken to hospitals in the area. The man, among those taken to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray arrived at the scene last night and inspected the ongoing rescue operation, carried out by the fire department and the National Disaster Response Fund team.

A BMC official said residents of the building and three others in the area had been issued with eviction notices, but tenants had not left.

The owner of the building is unknown, he said.

In locally captured videos, rescuers are seen magnifying the remains of the building. They are working to remove at least five people.

Preliminary investigations revealed that there were about 21 people in the building at the time.

The unit of a residential building, Kurla's Naik Nagar Society, collapsed at midnight, an official told PTI, adding that the connected unit was likely to collapse.

Firefighters arrived at the scene after receiving a call about the incident from locals. They told firefighters that about 20-22 people were trapped under the rubble.

Twelve firefighters were deployed in the area along with two rescue vans and other equipment used by firefighters, the official said.

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