Mumbai Building Collapse: 12 die, 40 feared trapped in debris

Mumbai: A four-storey building collapsed at 11.45 am at MA Sarang Road in Dongri on Tuesday. Twelve people have died in the accident. This information was given by Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil. Around 40 people are feared trapped in the building. The teams of NDRF and fire brigade have started relief and rescue operations. About 15 families lived in this building. Women and children are also trapped in the building.

According to the BMC, half portion of the building in Kesarbaug situated on MA Sarang Road of Dongri collapsed. Local people are also helping in the rescue mission. 

Locals join in rescue efforts: Scores of locals joined in the effort, forming a human chain to help in removing the debris brick by brick and picking up slabs of concrete to locate those buried. Meanwhile, Vinod Ghosalkar, chief of the repair board of MHADA, said the building did not belong to the housing body as mentioned by a few locals and a legislator. A child has been rescued from the collapse site in Dongri and admitted to hospital. He is stable.

Building is 100 years old: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said as per the initial information, around 15 families are feared trapped in the collapse. The building is around 100 years old. The entire focus is on rescuing the people trapped. Investigation will be done, he said.

Collapse of building anguishing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the Mumbai building collapse incident and said, “Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. Maharashtra Government, NDRF and local authorities are working on rescue operations and assisting those in need.”