Mumbai: 9 killed after residential building collapses, many feared trapped
A four-storey building at Damodar Park on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in Mumbai's Ghatkopar, Sai Darshan, collapsed on Tuesday, civic officials said. At least 9 people, including 6 women and a child, have been killed and 19 people were rescued. More than 30 people are feared trapped.
According to sources, a nursing home was being run on the ground floor of the building.
Fourteen fire engines, one rescue van and an ambulance have been rushed to the spot.
The incident happened at Ghatkopar near Shreyas cinema in Mumbai. According to media reports, a nursing home was being run on the ground floor of the building.
So far, nine people rescued have also been taken to Rajawadi Hospital.
The BMC's disaster management team received a call about the incident at around 10.43 am and fire brigade and disaster management officials have rushed to the spot.
Around eight fire engines, a rescue van and an ambulance have been rushed to the spot.
"Our rescue team, fire brigade jawans and other senior officials of the BMC have also reached the spot. The rescue work is going on a war-footing," BMC fire brigade department chief P S Rahangdale said.
Meanwhile, Locals alleged that the building collapsed due to renovation work being undertaken on ground floor nursing home owned by Shiv Sena's Sunil Shitap.
Speaking to media, BMC Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar said that five people have died and 8 are seriously injured. He also said that he has ordered an inquiry.
BMC officials are yet to ascertain the reason behind the residential building collapse in Mumbai's Ghatkopar.