Mumbai, July 19: A four-storey building in Dongri area of Mumbai, identified as Kesarbai building, collapsed this morning. Located inside a narrow lane, the accident site saw fire tenders, five NDRF teams and BMC Disaster Management Cell teams being aided by the locals who formed a human chain to help rescue teams as the lanes are too narrow for them to enter. Flooded recently during the torrential downpour in Mumbai, the locals are helping to remove the debris by hand as it is difficult for big machines to reach the spot.
- More details awaited as rescue operation at the site continues.
- Death toll rises to 3 while 8 people are reported to be injured so far.
- Apart from 2 dead, 7 have been reported to be injured.
- 6 people have reportedly been injured so far. Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve and DCP, Zone 1, Abhishek Trimukhe have arrived at the site.
- 2 reported dead as per MHADA Chairman.
- The building housed 15 families.
- BMC PRO says it was an MHADA building. Shockingly, sources inform that the building was not in the list of dilapidated buildings issued for this Monsoon.
- A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rushed to the building collapse site in Dongri.
- More than 40 people are feared trapped.
- At around 11 am, the disaster management team received the first call for help.
- The four-storey Kesarbai building in Tandel street of Dongri collapsed this morning in Mumbai.
Mumbai Police has issued a humble request to the general public asking them to “stay away from the incident spot to facilitate rescue operations by authorities.”