33 people have been died in the collapse of a 117-year-old building in the area of Bhendi Bazaar in south Mumbai. This information is disclosed by the fire brigade officials today. They said that the search operation is still going on, while the deceased include 24 men and nine women.
The officials said that efforts are currently underway to rescue more people that may still be trapped in debris of the building that collapsed yesterday.
The tragedy struck barely two days after torrential rain brought the city to its knees, crippling road, rail and air services, inundating homes and leaving at least 10 people dead. Many suspect the downpour caused further damage to the ramshackle structure, causing its crash.