Updated: June 28, 2022 1:58:47 pm
At least three people died and 10 were injured after a four-storey building collapsed at Naik Nagar in Kurla East, Mumbai late on Monday night. Those who suffered injuries were rushed to the government-run Rajawadi and Sion hospitals, authorities said. Two men were declared dead at Rajawadi hospital and the third succumbed to injuries at Sion hospital.
More people are feared to be trapped under the rubble, said local corporator Pravina Morajkar. Rescue and relief operations are underway.
The incident took place at 11.50 pm after Mumbai saw the first heavy rainfall of this year.
Four-storey building collapses in Mumbai’s Kurla East area. pic.twitter.com/FjlAI9XVYn
The fire brigade dispatched seven trucks, two rescue vans and ambulances for rescue and relief operations. The officials had asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to send dumpers and excavators to aid in the rescue process.
“This is a colony of four dilapidated buildings and they were given notices to vacate five to six years ago. Yet, the residents continued to stay,” said local corporator Pravina Morajkar.
A ground-plus-three-floor structure located in Naik Nagar Society on Shivshruti Road, behind ST depot has been made on collector’s land. The structures adjoining the collapsed building are also said to be in a dilapidated condition and are likely to fall too.
The fire brigade had asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to send dumpers and excavators to aid in the rescue process.
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Morajkar said the tenants of the remaining three buildings will be shifted by BMC on Tuesday morning. She said the BMC had given ample warnings to tenants to vacate the buildings.
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