Mumbai Building Collapse: At least 40 trapped in debris

Mumbai: At least 40 people are feared trapped under debris after a four-storey building came crashing down in Dongri area of Mumbai on Tuesday. Bodies of two people were removed from the debris while another five, including one minor, have been rescued.

According to preliminary reports, the building collapsed at around 11.40 am.

Two large teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are at the site, looking for survivors. The area, full of dilapidated buildings on narrow lanes, was also flooded in heavy rain in the past weeks.

Ambulances and fire trucks rushed to collapse site for rescue operations. They had to be parked some distance away from the building as the lanes are too narrow for them to enter.

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The incident has been classified as a level-2 disaster by authorities by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The BMC’s disaster management cell said the number of people feared trapped could be anywhere between 40 to 50.

The building was part of a cluster of houses located near the Abdul Hamid Dargah on the Mohammed Ali Road in Dongri, Mumbai.

This is a developing story. More news is awaited.

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