Four dead, dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Published: July 16, 2019 15:19:05 | Updated: July 18, 2019 10:33:32

Rescue workers and residents search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India on July 16, 2019 — Reuters photo

A four-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, trapping dozens in the rubble, with at least four people confirmed dead, a fire department official said.

It was the second such collapse around Mumbai in less than ten days. Torrential rains that lash the city during the monsoon often destabilise older or badly constructed structures, leading to multiple building collapses over the years, reports Reuters.

“We don’t know exactly how many are trapped, but with the input provided by neighbors, we estimate more than 30 could be trapped,” said the official, adding that rescue operations were hampered by narrow lanes in the area.

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