Four-storey building collapses in Mumbai's Dongri, 12 killed

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Four-storey building collapses in Mumbai's Dongri, 12 killed

A four-storey building has collapsed in Dongri in Mumbai on Tuesday. Over 40 people are feared to be trapped under the debris. Rescue operations underway.

At least 12 people were killed and many feared trapped under debris after a four-storey building that collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri.

The building collapsed at around 11.40 am on Tuesday. Fire tenders and three teams of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) are carrying out rescue operations -- looking for survivors.

Five people, including three children, have been rescued so far.

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As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster management cell, the four-storey Kesarbai building collapsed at Tandel street in Dongri, Mumbai.

Two teams of the NDRF are currently at the site of the building collapse and are carrying out rescue operations.

An aerial shot of the spot showed that the collapsed four-storey building was situated in a congested, crowded neighbourhood with structures on all four sides.

Scores of locals joined in the effort, forming a human chain to help in removing the debris brick by brick and picking up slabs of concrete to locate those buried. Television visuals showed a young child being rescued and handed over to workers.

Ambulances could not reach the site and had to be parked around 50 metres away.

As per eyewitnesses, a loud thud was heard around 11.40 am following which the four-storey building collapsed. An eyewitness said the 80-year-old building housed around nine families.

MALAD WALL COLLAPSE

The BMC, earlier this week, set up a team of experts to investigate the incident of a wall collapse at Pimpripada in Malad, in which 26 people were killed.

The incident happened around 2 am on July 2 when a compound wall in Pimpripada in Malad east area collapsed and people living in shanties adjacent to the wall got trapped under the debris.

Over 75 injured were admitted to civic-run hospitals and 15 of them were discharged after primary treatment.

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