Mumbai: At least 11 people were killed and seven others were injured after a residential structure collapsed in New Collector compound, Malad West of Mumbai late on Wednesday night, informed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
As per the BMC, the collapse severely affected a nearby residential structure. The other affected residential structure in the area is now in a “dangerous condition”, the municipal corporation said.
“It’s an unfortunate incident. It was a G+2 building that fell on another building. 18 people have been rescued, of whom 11 died. Police will carry out a proper investigation and take further action,” said Dilip Sawant, Additional CP, on building collapse incident in Malad West, Mumbai.
A house collapsed in Malad West area of Mumbai at around 10 pm. Residents from affected structures are being evacuated. Search and rescue operation for trapped people is underway. The injured persons have been shifted to BDBA hospital.
Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh, who reached the incident site last night, said, “Buildings have collapsed due to rain. Rescue operation is underway. Injured people have been shifted to the hospital. Debris of the buildings is being removed to see if more people are stuck under it.” Siddiqui, a local present at the spot, said that the incident took place around 10 pm. “The incident took place around 10:15 pm. I came out after two persons asked us to leave the building. As I was rushing out, I saw three buildings including a dairy had demolished near our building,” he said.
The search and rescue operation by the fire brigade is still going on. As per updates, 11 people have been reported dead so far. Our prayers for the affected families. We hope for the quick recovery of the injured. May be deceased rest in peace. 🙏 https://t.co/a8xCw4IAFS
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 10, 2021
(with inputs from ANI)