Mumbai Building Collapse In Photos: 40-50 People Feared Trapped Under Debris In Dongri
Updated: July 16, 2019 13:10 IST
A four-storey building collapsed in south Mumbai's Dongri area on Tuesday with at least 40-50 people feared trapped under debris. The ground-plus-four-storey Kesarbai building, located on Tandel Street in Mumbai's crowded Dongri neighbourhood, crashed around 11.40 am today. Fire brigade, Mumbai Police and civic officials rushed to the site to carry out the rescue operation. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) also reached the site to help in the rescue work.
The area, full of dilapidated buildings on narrow lanes, was also flooded in heavy rain in the past weeks.
Two large teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are at the site, looking for survivors.
Ambulances and fire trucks have arrived and are parked some distance away from the building as the lanes are too narrow for them to enter.
In videos of the rescue operation, NDRF personnel in their bright safety gear are seen trying to remove concrete blocks as they probe the openings amid the debris for signs of life.
The authorities said this was a "level 2" incident - while level 1 is the most serious under the system that measures the severity of a building collapse.