Not less than eleven folks had been killed and eight others injured after a residential construction collapsed in New Collector compound, Malad West of Mumbai late on Wednesday night time, knowledgeable the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC).
As per the BMC, the collapse engulfed a close-by residential construction. It additionally affected one other residential construction within the space that’s now in a “harmful situation”, the municipal company stated. Residents from affected buildings are being evacuated.
Search and rescue operation for trapped folks is underway. The injured individuals have been shifted to BDBA hospital.
“15 folks together with ladies and youngsters have been rescued and are shifted to the hospital. There’s a risk of extra folks caught underneath the particles. Groups are current right here to rescue folks,” stated Vishal Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 11, Mumbai.
Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh, who has additionally reached the incident web site, stated, “Buildings have collapsed as a result of rain. Rescue operation is underway. Injured folks have been shifted to the hospital. Particles of the buildings is being eliminated to see if extra individuals are caught underneath it.”
Siddiqui, a neighborhood current on the spot, stated that the incident occurred round 10 pm.
“The incident occurred round 10:15 pm. I got here out after two individuals requested us to depart the constructing. As I used to be speeding out, I noticed three buildings together with a dairy had demolished close to our constructing,” he stated.