A three-storey residential building reportedly collapsed near Dongri area in South Mumbai on Thursday morning.
The incident took place at JJ Junction on Pakmodia Street in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar at around 8 am on Thursday.
According to reports, at least three people died in the incident and nine were severely injured.
It was reported that the building was at least 100 to 125 years old. At least 30 persons are trapped under the debris of the building.
A senior Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai said in a statement, “Our disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse. We immediately rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people. We fear that several people are trapped under the debris”.
It was discovered that more than dozen people were living in the century old building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road which is considered as one of the busiest marketplaces.
Following this, the rescue team has been rushed to the area. At least 10 fire tenders were deployed in the area.
A municipal officer said in a statement,”We immediately rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people. We fear that several people are trapped under the debris”.
However, it is not clear that whether the building was in the list of dangerous structures under the MCGM limits.