New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, a 5-storey building collapsed in Mahad of Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday eveningAlso Read - Sonu Sood Once Praised by BJP, Now Considered Tax Evader: Shiv Sena on IT Raids at Actor's Properties

Giving details about the incident, state minister Aditi S Tatkare said that 3 floors of the 5-storey building collapsed in Mahad of Raigad district. The minister said over 70 people are feared trapped and nearly 15 people have been rescued so far. Also Read - Video: Mob Beats up Mumbai Civic Worker After he Tries to Collect 'No-Mask' Fine

For the rescue operation, three teams of NDRF have moved to the spot. Also Read - Academic Year in Maharashtra Colleges to Begin From November 1, Decision on Physical Classes Later: Minister Uday Samant

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said he has spoken to NDRF Director General and has asked him to extend all possible help.

“The collapse of a building in Raigad, Maharashtra is very tragic. Have spoken to DG @NDRFHQ to provide all possible assistance, teams are on the way and will be assisting with the rescue operations as soon as possible. Praying for everyone’s safety,” Shah said.

The residential building, situated in Kajalpura area, had around 45 flats where nearly 100 people lived. It collapsed around 7 PM.

Rescue teams with specialised equipment were rushed to spot to look for survivors buried under the debris.