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Maharashtra: 11 killed as house collapses in Malad West, Mumbai

Maharashtra: 11 killed as house collapses in Malad West, Mumbai

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Mumbai: At least 11 people were killed and eight others got injured after a residential building collapsed in New Collector Compound, Malad West of Mumbai.

After the incident, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that “The collapse engulfed a nearby residential structure. It also affected another residential structure in the area that is now in a dangerous condition.

Residents from affected structures are being evacuated. Search and rescue operation for trapped people is underway. The injured persons have been shifted to BDBA hospital.

Vishal Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 11, Mumbai said that “15 people including women and children have been rescued and are shifted to the hospital. There is a possibility of more people stuck under the debris. Teams are present here to rescue people.

According to the resident the incident took place around 10 pm.

Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh, who has also reached the incident site, said, “Buildings have collapsed due to rain. Rescue operation is underway. Injured people have been shifted to the hospital. Debris of the buildings is being removed to see if more people are stuck under it.”

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