A four-storey building housing a nursing home in the suburbs of Mumbai collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least 9 people with more than 30 feared trapped. "Rescue work with the help of rescue gear is in process," said PS Rahangdale, chief fire officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade. "Removal of the topmost reinforced concrete slab is in progress, as is a search for trapped persons inside the cavity." Rahangdale added that the ground floor of the building in Ghatkopar housed a nursing home, which was vacant. He adds that the rest of the building was occupied by three or four families on each floor. Currently, 14 fire engines, two rescue vans and 8 ambulances were at the site. A police official at the site said 12 people had so far been rescued.