Part Of Old Building Collapses In Mumbai's Fort Area, Many Feared Trapped

Part Of Old Building Collapses In Mumbai's Fort Area, Many Feared Trapped

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Several persons are feared trapped under debris after a corner portion of an old six- storey building collapsed in south Mumbai's Fort area on Thursday afternoon, Fire Brigade officials said.

Besides, several people are stranded in the part of the building which is intact as staircases were blocked, officials said. Stranded people were being rescued using ladders, they added.

The city has been receiving heavy rainfall over the last two days.

As much as 30 to 40 per cent part of the ground-plus-five storey Bhanushali Building on Mint Road collapsed around 4.45 pm.

Two people were rescued from the debris and admitted to hospital, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official.

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