Mumbai, Aug 26: A six-storey building collapsed in Mumbai during the demolition drive being conducted by the city’s civic body. At least one person died and 2 were left with grievous injuries by the time this report was first published. The incident was reported from Sangharsh Nagar in Chandivali region, located in north-central part of Mumbai.Also Read - India’s First High-Speed Bullet Train Set to Run on Track by 2026, Railway Minister Makes Big Announcement

The building, Crystal Business Park, collapsed as soon as the team of BMC officials initiated the demolition work, said an official of the BMC Disaster Control. Also Read - Maharashtra Covid Update: 17 International Passengers From ‘At-Risk’ Countries Test Positive

According to locals, the collapse occurred at nearly 5:15 PM in the evening, when nearly 4 cranes were deployed by the BMC for bringing down the structure. Also Read - Out Of 30,000 Travellers Screened For COVID, 10 Test Omicron Positive So Far In Maharashtra

At least three slabs of the building came crashing down as soon as the demolition was initiated, preliminary reports said.

Rescue operations were initiated by the Mumbai Fire Brigade after the incident was reported. 2 JCBs were stationed at the site to assist in the evacuation operation. While one person was immediately rescued from the debris, five others were trapped deep under the debris, which delayed their evacuation.

The demolition drives are pitched up by the BMC in monsoon, as the risk of dilapidated buildings collapsing escalates due to the incessant rainfall.