At least 11 people were killed while seven others received injuries after a double-storey apartment building collapsed on another structure at a slum in Mumbai’s Malad late last night.
According to sources, many are still feared trapped under the debris and evacuation operations are underway.
Mumbai civic body BMC is also evacuating people from another three-storey structure nearby which is in a dilapidated condition, officials said.
Locals joined the search team and helped rescue the injured and transported them to a hospital in suburban Kandivali, as reported by NDTV.
“Total 18 injuries were reported, of which 11 people were brought dead,” a doctor from the hospital told while quoted by NDTV.
According to the BMC disaster management cell, the incident was reported at around 11.10 pm on Wednesday.
BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam termed the death of the people in the incident murder due to negligence.
The local police and fire brigade officials are at the spot, carrying out rescue operations.