Mumbai, April 30: Three people were killed and several feared trapped, after a portion of an old building collapsed in Mumbai’s Kamathipura area, near Grant Road station. The old residential building was under repair. Five fire tenders have reached the spot and are trying to pull out the people who have been trapped inside. More details in the collapse are awaited. Rescue operations are in full swing with ambulances and police vehicles on the spot. Also Read - Gangubai Kathiawadi Starring Alia Bhatt in Trouble: Kamathipura Residents Hold Protests For Hurting Sentiments, Call It 'Shameful'
The injured are being rushed to nearby hospitals. The local MLA from Congress, Amin Patel said that there were several factories on the first floor, while there was a beer bar on the ground floor. Patel blamed the Maharashtra Housing Body, and questioned why the building still had people and businesses going on, while the building was under repair. For the past few days, the bar had been shut. The area is busy one, with severl prostitutes also operating from the area. Also Read: Double-story building collapses in Bhiwandi near Mumbai, no casualties Also Read - Mumbai Local Train News: Suburban Services to be Affected on Central, Western And Harbour Line Today. Check Timings
Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off and the area has been declared unsafe for people to visit. This comes just days after a ground plus three-storeyed under construction MHADA building collapsed near Colaba market. Three labourers had been working inside the building were they were all thankfully rescued. All the injured were rushed to the St. George Hospital. The collapse occured in the afternoon of April 11, while the building was undergoing repair. Also Read - IPL 2021 in Mumbai? BCCI to Get Full Support From Government to Host T20 Tournament at Venue