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One killed, several trapped as portion of two-storey building collapses in Mumbai’s Malad

Four fire engine, a rescue van and a 108 ambulance were rushed to the place where the L2 house collapsed. 

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At least one person was killed and several others trapped on Thursday when a portion of a two-storey building collapsed in Malad area of Mumbai due to heavy rains. At least two people were still stuck when last reports came in. Four fire engine, a rescue van and a 108 ambulance were rushed to the place where the L2 house collapsed. 

The incident took place at around 2.30 pm at Malvani in the Abdul Hamid Marg of the area. On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was noticed that ground plus two-floor chawl had collapsed and thereby 5-6 persons were trapped.

Two people were rescued by the fire brigade, rendered first aid and sent to the hospital in a 108 ambulance. Two others were sent to the hospital in a private vehicle by the people before the arrival of the fire brigade. The search and rescue operations are on.

A portion of an old six-storey building collapsed in Fort area of Mumbai on Thursday, in the second such incident in the day. Many people are feared trapped in the debris.

A corner portion of the Bhanushali building on Mint Road near Lucky house caved in around 4.43 pm. Eight fire engines, two rescue vehicles and ambulances were rushed to the spot. Several people have also been stranded in the side of the remaining portion of the affected building.

A team of the NDRF is helping the fire brigade in the search operation for the trapped persons. 

These are developing stories. More details are awaited.

News Credit Zee News

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