A four-storey building collapsed late Monday night in Nayak Nagar, east of Kurla, Mumbai, and more than 20 people were reportedly trapped under debris. Eight people are believed to have been rescued so far. “However, there is no confirmation of how many people are still trapped,” senior NDRF official Ashish Kumar said, according to news agency ANI.
After the incident was reported around 11:50 a.m. Monday, firefighters and police teams rushed to the scene to conduct a rescue operation, according to information provided by authorities.
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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) corporator Praveena Morajkar told reporters that a four-storey building collapsed in Nayak. Firefighters and police are continuing the rescue operation. He said that 20 to 25 people could be trapped under the debris.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra minister Aditya Thackeray has visited the site. Thackeray called the incident “unfortunate” and said, “The buildings should be vacated whenever a BMC notice is given, otherwise such incidents occur.” He demanded action on the building collapse.
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“All four buildings have been given notice, but people live there. Our priority is to protect everyone. We will inspect the clearance and demolition of these buildings so that the people do not get disturbed,” he said.
Awaiting further details.
(With inputs from ANI)