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Mumbai building collapse: Kin look for 40 feared trapped under Ghatkopar structure debris

A four-storey residential building at Ghatkopar’s Damodar Park on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg collapsed on Tuesday, civic officials said. Doctors say toll expected to rise.

mumbai Updated: Jul 25, 2017 15:17 IST
The rescue operations on at Sai Darshan in Ghatkopar.
The rescue operations on at Sai Darshan in Ghatkopar.(SATYABRATA TRIPATHY)

Rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey building that collapsed Tuesday in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, officials said.

The four-storey building at Damodar Park on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar, Sai Darshan, was not put in the dilapidated category.

So far, two people have been confirmed dead.

The city’s chief fire officer, Prabhat Rahangdale, said nine people had been rescued but dozens more were believed missing under rubble after the structure gave way mid-morning in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar.

“Entire ground and four floored residential building collapsed. About 30 to 40 persons suspected to be trapped. Until now nine persons (have been) rescued and sent to hospital,” Rahangdale said in a text message to AFP.

Tanaji Kamble, a disaster management spokesman for Mumbai’s civic administrative body, said there had been no reports of any deaths and the nine admitted to hospital had minor injuries.

“Our rescue teams are conducting search operations to help people trapped inside,” he told AFP.