Mumbai: At least 11 people were killed and 15 were wounded when a five-story residential building in Bhendi Bazaar, South Mumbai collapsed on Monday. Around 30 were feared to be trapped under the debris while wounded people were rushed to JJ hospital.
DCP Zone 1 Dr Manoj Sharma was quoted as saying that “Number of trapped people are not confirmed.”
The building, named Husaini building, is located at the Bohari Mahal and falls under the jurisdiction of the J.J. Marg Police Station.
As many as 20-25 people are fear trapped under the debris.
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The DCP Zone 1, Dr. Manoj Sharma, has confirmed that three people have been rescued from the debris, and the look-out for more survivors is underway.
Meanwhile, a police team, a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the fire brigade and ambulances have been rushed to the spot.
Mumbai has been receiving heavy rains since Tuesday disrupting the normal life of the people. The city received over 300 mm rain on August 29 alone, almost touching the July 26, 2005 deluge.
791 buildings have been identified as the ‘most dangerous’ in its pre-monsoon survey.
(With ANI inputs)