Three-Storey Building Collapses In Mumbai, Many Feared Trapped

An National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been moved to the building collapse site in Bhindi Bazar.

MUMBAI:  A three-storey building has collapsed this morning in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar area. Three people have been rescued, but about 30 are still feared trapped, the police said.

The incident took place after the city witnessed heavy rainfall in the last couple of days.

More than two dozen people were living in the old and dilapidated Arsiwala building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road in the busy marketplace.

Rescue operations are underway. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been moved to the spot. DCP Zone 1 Dr Manoj Sharma confirmed that three people have been rescued from debris and that the rescue teams are looking for other survivors.

On Saturday, a building being demolished in Mumbai’s Chandivali had crashed killing six people.The building, named Husaini building, is located at the Bohari Mahal and falls under the jurisdiction of the JJ Marg Police Station.

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.

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