100 yr old building in Mumbai collapsed, 27 dead and 40 trapped
At least 27 people have been killed after a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri, Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority Chairman Uday Samant said that five people have been rescued so far.
At least 40 people are feared trapped in that four-storey building collapsed. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rushed to the building collapse site. Last month, a compound wall collapsed due to heavy rains in Mumbai's Malad. The incident had killed 12 people and had left several others injured. The BMC and MHADA have indulged in a blame-game after the building collapse.
"The building is around 100 years old. The entire focus is on rescuing the people trapped. An investigation will be done," Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said after the incident.
One NDRF team has reached the building collapse-site in Mumbai's Dongri, another is due to reach shortly ad rescue efforts are underway.