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Mumbai: 35 rescued after ceiling of cessed building collapses in Fort

No one was injured in the incident that occurred at the Apsara building on Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg.

Mumbai building collapse, MHADA ceiling collapse, BMC, Disaster Management Cell, Mumbai news, Maharashtra news, Mumbai latest news, Mumbai news todayThe incident happened at 7 am on Friday while the repair work of the building was going on. (ANI)

At least 35 people were rescued from a five-storey building after a portion of the ceiling collapsed on Friday morning. Nobody was injured in the incident.

BMC officials said Afsara Building in south Mumbai’s Fort area is cessed property and was undergoing repairs by the Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) when the incident happened.

“A part of the ceiling on the third floor of the building collapsed on the staircase leaving people residing on the floors above it trapped inside. All 35 people were evacuated by the fire officials. No one was injured in the incident,” a BMC official said.

Earlier this month, 11 people were killed and several others seriously injured in a house collapse in Malad’s Malwani area.

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First published on: 25-06-2021 at 12:02 IST
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