Officials said that at least two people have been killed while at least five injured in the incident, even as rescue operations continue
A four-storey building in Mumbai's Dongri area collapsed on July 16. More than 40 people, including children, are feared trapped under the debris. Rescue workers and NDRF teams have been rushed to the spot.
Officials said that at least two people have been killed while at least five injured in the incident, even as rescue operations continue. The injured have been admitted to the JJ Hospital and Habib Hospital, according to officials.
The collapsed building was located near Abdul Rehman Shah Dargah on Tandel street.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that around 15 families are "feared trapped in the collapse".
"The building is around 100 yrs old. The entire focus is on rescuing the people trapped. Investigation will be done," Fadnavis said, news agency ANI reported.
The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), which had given the building to a private builder for re-development, said action would be taken against those responsible for any lacunae.
MHADA Chairman Uday Samant said the building, located in Dongri area, was under their jurisdiction but given to a private builder for re-development.
"If the developer has delayed re-development of the collapsed building, then he will face action. If some MHADA officials are responsible for the delay in its development, then they will also face strict action," he said.
The accident occurred around 11:40 am.Many families were present inside the building at the time of the accident, locals reported.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.