A five-storey structure in Behrampada slum, Bandra East collapsed killing six people on Thursday afternoon. At least five fire-brigades and ambulances have rushed to the site. Rescue operations are underway. The building is located at Anant Kanekar Marg, Behrampada, near National School, Bandra East. The incident occurred at around 1.21 pm. Two girls are reportedly trapped according to eye-witnesses present at the spot, says a fire officer. Disaster management officials have said that one person has been injured and has been taken to Bhabha hospital.
While rescue operations are underway, six to seven are feared to be trapped. National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF) has reached the spot to advance the rescue operations. More details are awaited.
In August, eight people were reported killed and 23 others were injured in a building collapse in Bhiwandi near Mumbai. A dilapidated three-storey (ground plus two) building — Kabir Seth Chawl in Shantinagar locality — collapsed. Most members of the ten families who resided in the building were trapped under the debris.
5-storey structure in Behrampada slum of Bandra East (Mumbai) collapses. 6-7 people feared trapped. Rescue op underway pic.twitter.com/VrAxLkk1v6
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In April this year, six people were killed and two others suffered injuries after a three-storeyed building on RS Nimkar Marg in Kamathipura collapsed. The building, named Gulmohar, was over a hundred years old and was undergoing repair work, which was being overseen by the MHADA.