2 women were killed and around 40 to 50 people feared trapped under the debris of a four- storey building that collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri area on Tuesday morning.
Civic officials said the incident was reported to them around 11.12 a.m. and by 12.30 p.m, the Mumbai Fire Brigade had escalated it to a Level III emergency.
The Kesar Bhai building, located near the Abdul Hamid Dargah on the Mohammed Ali Road, came crashing down suddenly, the officials said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said at least 15 families were feared trapped in the debris. He added that the building is 100-years-old, and had been considered for redevelopment, but an investigation was required to check if the work had begun.