Mumbai, August 31: After floods washed away several people of Mumbai, today three persons died as a five-storey building collapsed in Dongri area of South Mumbai. The incident happened at JJ Junction on Pakmodia street around 8.30 am where over 30 persons are feared trapped under the debris of the building. 10 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to carry out the rescue operations. Two floors of the 70-year-old building were constructed illegally, a report claims.
“We rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people,” said an official of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Ambulances, fire brigade vehicles and National Disaster Response Force personnel have also been deployed. “Our disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse,” said the civic body official. “We fear that several people are trapped under the debris.”
It is not yet known whether it is building figured in the list of dilapidated buildings of the BMC. Teams of NDRF, which was in Mumbai on a standby mode in view of the torrential rains, are also rushing to the spot. The rescued persons have been rushed to the Sir JJ Hospital. The place is congested and has narrow roads and rescuers are facing difficulty in reaching the equipments.