Dongri building collapse: At least twelve people were killed as a four-storey building has collapsed in Dongri area in Mumbai on Tuesday. According to BMC Disaster Management Cell, the building was situated in Dongri’s Tandel street.
Rescue teams including fire tenders and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have rushed to the accident site.
The accident site is located inside a narrow lane causing difficulty for the rescue teams. Television images showed rescue teams removing debris by bare hand. Ambulances have been parked at some distance away from the actual collapse site as the lanes are too narrow for them to enter.
Mumbai: Kesarbai building has collapsed at Tandel street, in Dongri. More than 40 people are feared trapped. pic.twitter.com/H2eVbtgaH6
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019
Local residents have formed a human chain to help the rescue teams in removing debris as it difficult for big machines to reach the spot. The area was flooded recently when Mumbai witnessed heavy rains. As per media reports, the building which came down crashing today was not included in the list of dangerous ones maintained by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).