At least 12 people were killed when a four-storey residential building collapsed in suburban Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning. Several people were feared trapped under the debris, Mumbai’s civic body official said.
P S Rahangdale, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) fire brigade department chief said that around 8 to 10 persons were feared trapped under the debris of the structure which collapsed in Ghatkopar’s Damodar Park area.
The control room of the civic body received a call at around 10:43 am. Around eight fire engines, a rescue van and an ambulance were been rushed to the spot, the official said.
“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,” he said.
#Ghatkopar building collapse update: 8 including 6 women killed, 8 injured
Property belongs to Sena's S Shitap,he was running hospital on ground floor&was now going to run guest house, onus lies on him-P Chheda,Cong pic.twitter.com/bikiwNjFK6— ANI (@ANI_news) July 25, 2017
#Five people have died, 8 seriously injured. Don't know about Sunil Shitap, have ordered an inquiry: BMC Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar
#BMC officials are yet to ascertain the reason behind the residential building collapse in Mumbai's Ghatkopar
#Locals allege building collapsed due to renovation work being undertaken on ground floor nursing home owned by Shiv Sena's Sunil Shitap
(With PTI inputs)