According to the officials, a slab of the third floor collapsed around 11.30 am. The structure having 30 flats was allegedly illegal and had already been served a notice
Four people were killed after a portion of a building collapsed in Ulhasnagar town of Thane district. The incident took place after a slab of a five-storey building collapsed on Thursday morning, authorities said, as per the PTI.
Some more people were feared trapped in the debris. Rescue operations were underway, Ulhasnagar tehsildar (revenue officer) Komal Thakur told PTI.
According to the officials, a slab of the third floor of the building located in Ulhasnagar camp 5 collapsed around 11.30 am, the official said, adding the structure having 30 flats was allegedly illegal and had already been served a notice.
Five families were still staying in the building, she said.
After getting information about the incident, local firemen, disaster management team, police, revenue and civic officials rushed to the site and started rescue and relief operations, the official said.
The four deceased included two women.
They were identified as Sagar Occhani (19), Priya Dhanvani (24), Renu Dholandas Dhanvani (54) and Dholandas Dhanvani (58), the official said.
(with PTI inputs)