Mumbai: In a tragic incident, a five-storey residential building in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar, Maulani Shaukat Ali Road collapsed on Thursday morning, leaving 21 dead. Several others are still feared trapped under the debris of the old building.
Rescue teams have been rushed to the accident site. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is at the spot as are 10 fire engines.
The incident took place at around 8:30 am near JJ Junction in Pakmodia Street. 11 people have been pulled out of the debris so far.
As per sources, the building, over 70-years-old, was in a dilapidated state. At least 10 families lived in it.
The building in Bhendi Bazaar collapsed two days after Mumbai was lashed by its heaviest rain in 12 years on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear whether the building was on a list of precarious structures compiled by the local municipal body.
As many as 791 buildings have been identified as the ‘most dangerous’ in its pre-monsoon survey.
Last month, 17 people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed in an eastern suburb of Mumbai.