Mumbai, 31 August(Wishav Warta): At least 12 people were killed and 14 others injured after a five-storey residential building collapsed in the congested Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai on Thursday, after two days of torrential rain pounded India’s financial capital, officials said. The disaster management cell of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) received a call about the collapse at 8.40am. “We immediately rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people,” a senior MCGM official said.
A 45-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is carrying out the rescue operation with the help of fire brigade personnel. Forty people are believed to be stuck inside.