A man stuck in the rubble was rescued after the Hussaine building collapse near JJ hospital at Nagpada in Mumbai.
Hussaine building collapsed near JJ hospital at Nagpada in Mumbai. Pics/Pradeep Dhivar
The almost ghostly remnants of residents were left behind after the Hussaine building collapsed near JJ hospital at Nagpada in Mumbai.
At least four persons were killed, 12 others injured, while around 30 people are feared trapped after a five-storey residential building collapsed in Bhendi Bazaar area of south Mumbai today, fire department sources said.
A senior police official said that 12 people were rushed to JJ Hospital so far after the building collapsed in the crowded Naupada region of south mumbai.
A senior Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) official said their disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse. They reportedly immediately rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people.
Several people are feared to be trapped under the debris. While the exact number of people staying in the building and those trapped could not be confirmed immediately. Search and rescue operations are underway with the help of local residents.
More than two dozen people were living in the old and dilapidated building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road. Rescue efforts have been launched, according to eye-witnesses.
It is also not known whether the building was on the list of dangerous structures under the MCGM limits. The incident occurred two days after the city received torrential rains, which is suspected to have damaged the building.
A Mumbai Police official said the area near the building has been cordoned off. The fire department personnel and medical staff were rushed to the spot, he added. This is the first major building collapse after the deluge on August 29 in the city, and the second in five days after the Chandivali Crystal Business Park crash on August 26, that claimed six lives.