Multi-storey building in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazar collapses, several feared trapped

A four-storeyed residential building collapsed near J.J. Hospital in south Mumbai on Thursday. More than two dozen people were living in the old and dilapidated Arsiwala building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road. Rescue efforts have been launched.

PHOTO CREDIT: IANS

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    This is the first major building collapse after Tuesday's Mumbai deluge, and the second in five days after the Chandivali crash which claimed six lives.

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    A multi-storey building collapsed near JJ Junction in Pakmodia street in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazar area on Thursday fearing over 30 people trapped inside the rubble.

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    More than two dozen people were living in the old and dilapidated Arsiwala building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road.

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    This is the first major building collapse after Tuesday's Mumbai deluge, and the second in five days after the Chandivali crash which claimed six lives.

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    Several feared trapped, rescue operation underway.

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    NDRF rescue team has taken over the situation trying to contain the damage. It is not clear if the building collapsed due to rain.