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Two dead, several feared trapped as 4-storey building collapses in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi

By Shreya

Mumbai, Aug 24: Two people were killed and three were injured after a four-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi on Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Siraj Ahmded Ansari (23) and Akhib Ansari (22).

Image credit: ANI

At least 15 people are still feared trapped in the debris.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rushed to the spot and rescued three people who were taken to a hospital.

"We vacated the entire building but some people entered the building without permission. It was then that the building collapsed," Ashok Rankhamb, Commissioner of Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation was quoted saying by news agency ANI.

The rescue operation is still underway.

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