Mumbai Building Collapse: Over 20 people trapped in Three-Storey building debris

A rescue worker makes an announcement on a loudspeaker at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai India Thursday Aug. 31 2017

About 30 others were feared trapped. All the injured rescued are sent for immediate medical assistance to nearby hospitals.

The school functioned on the ground floor of the Hussaini building located at Pakmodia Street in the Bhendi Bazaar area here.

What remained was a large mound of concrete rubble and steel rods encircled by other houses including what appeared to be a tall building. Rescue teams, taking all precautions cut iron material and break slabs and trying to reach out to people. Cranes and bulldozers were also deployed to scoop up the debris.

Distraught residents described hearing a loud crash before rushing to the scene of the collapsed structure to try to help. "The children had a narrow escape", he said.While the children who were to attend the playschool were saved, for the people still trapped in the building, rescue efforts are proving to be a hindrance due to narrow roads in the area. Another 25 people are feared trapped in the debris. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condole the deaths while CM Devendra Fadnavis assured to take action in case of any negligence is reported. "Our disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse", said the civic body official.

The Chief Minister visited the accident spot and also ordered a detailed enquiry into the matter. "The BMC is already doing its work and is involved in rescue operation work along with NDRF team and Fire brigade".

Locals said that people had not been given proper details of what type of new housing they would be provided due to which majority didn't leave the spot.

The injured people have been admitted to the J.

The deceased included nine men and three women, he said. Heavy rains have lashed the city for the past three days, which in turn triggered floods, causing traffic disruption. "Once the dust settled, we realized it was a building collapse", said area resident Amina Sheikh.

A five-story residential building collapsed Thursday in India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing at least 12 people and injuring 14, authorities said.

'A notice to vacate the building was issued to tenants as the 117 year old building was deemed risky.

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