MUMBAI: A four-storey building collapsed in Naik Nagar area of Kurla in Mumbai on Monday late night.
As per the fire brigade officials, eight persons have been rescued so far and at least 20 to 25 people are still feared trapped under the debris. A rescue operations is under way. Police and other officials are at the spot.
Minister Aaditya Thackeray, who was among the first few to reach the spot said the building was already issued a demolition notice by BMC, but people continued to stay there.
“All the four buildings were issued notices, but people continue to live there. Our priority is to rescue everyone. In the morning we’ll look into evacuation & demolition of these buildings so that nearby people aren’t troubled.”
“Whenever BMC issues notices, (buildings) should be vacated themselves…otherwise, such incidents happen, which is unfortunate…It’s now important to take action on this,” added Thackeray.
There is still no confirmation on how many people are still trapped under the debris, said NDRF deputy commandant Ashish Kumar.