Mumbai: A three-storey building in Kamathipura area of Mumbai abruptly collapsed on Saturday afternoon without any apparent reason. Two individuals are feared dead while four were injured when the building collapsed.
According to officials of the fire and the emergency service department, the structure that housed a beer bar and a factory, tumbled down at around 2 pm. The two-storey building was reportedly under repair work.
While four people have been rescued, it is feared that few others might be trapped under the debris.
As per reports, rescue operation is underway as five fire engines have been rushed to the spot.
Eight fire engines were rushed immediately to the spot lest the situation would become more volatile. The fire-fighters are searching for any individuals who might be trapped amidst the rubble.
Chief Minister of Mumbai Devendra Fadnavis expressed serious concerns about the condition of dilapidated buildings and the festering business of illegal alteration on top of it.
The onset of this tragedy raises serious questions about the condition of dilapidated buildings in Mumbai that are, without strict intervention by the state government, altered with illegally.