Several persons were feared trapped following collapse of a house in Kothari Bazar area of the city on Saturday due to heavy rains, police said.
Rescue operations were on amidst heavy downpour, fire brigade sources said.
About 40 persons resided in the building, police said adding that the number of those trapped was yet to be ascertained.
Ambulances have also been stationed at the spot, police added.
Heavy rains, accompanied by gusty winds, have been lashing the city and adjoining areas since Friday night, sources said.