One Dead, Several Rescued In Mumbai Building Collapse

So far, as many as eight people have been rescued after a four-storeyed building collapsed in the Naik Nagar area.
One Dead, Several Rescued In Mumbai Building Collapse

One person has died in a building collapse incident that took place in Mumbai’s Kurla on Monday night.

So far, as many as eight people have been rescued after a four-storeyed building collapsed in the Naik Nagar area.

Meanwhile, fire brigade team and police reached the spot and commenced rescue operations.

According to reports, eight people have been rescued from the debris. They are in stable condition.

"One more rescued alive. Rescue operation on. No confirmation on how many people are still trapped," says Ashish Kumar, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Dy Commandant.

Meanwhile, 20-25 people are still feared trapped under the debris.

The Rajawahi hospital said that they received eight patients (all male). Out of which one is admitted while seven are undergoing treatment at OPD. Their condition is stable.

According to officials, 12 fire engines, two rescue vans, and six ambulances were deployed to take stock of the situation. Besides this, there are five JCBs with 28 labours.

Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday night visited Mumbai's Kurla where a four-storey building collapsed and said that such property should be vacated on the notice of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

"Whenever BMC issues notices, (buildings) should be vacated themselves...otherwise, such incidents happen, which is unfortunate...It's now important to take action on this," Thackeray told ANI.

He had added, "Around five to seven people were rescued. All 4 buildings were issued notices, but people continue to live there. Our priority is to rescue everyone...In the morning we'll look into evacuation and demolition of these buildings so that nearby people aren't troubled."

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