MUMBAI: A 40-year old four-storey building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday, killing at least eight people with more than 20 feared trapped, fire and police officials said.
“Search and rescue operations are still on,” said P.S. Rahangdale, chief fire officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade, adding two firemen were injured during the rescue operation.
A total of 16 people had been rescued so far, he said.
P.S. Rahangdale, chief fire officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade, said the ground floor of the building in Ghatkopar housed a nursing home, the rest of the building was occupied by three or four families on each floor.
In 2013, 145 people were killed in three separate building collapses around Mumbai, on the western coast, the highest in recent years.
In the eastern city of Kolkata, a portion of an almost century-old building collapsed killing two people and some were feared trapped, media channels reported.
Rahangdale added, that 14 fire engines, two rescue vans and 8 ambulances took part in the operation.
A police official at the site said 12 people had so far been rescued.
Src: Geo News