After rain, Mumbai Bhendi Bazaar brings new nightmare to authorities: 30 feared trapped

As the life of Mumbaikars was coming on its track, the Bhendi Bazaar incident, where a building was collapsed in which 30 peoples are feared trapped, brings Mumbai to its knees.

According to the initial reports, 2 people are dead and 30 others are feared trapped after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhendi Bazaar area of South Mumbai on Thursday. At the time of writing this story, three people have been rescued from the debris, DCP Manoj Sharma said.

The official said the exact number of people staying in the building is unknown. However, reports said that 30 to 35 people are believed to be trapped.

“We rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people,” said an unidentified official of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Ambulances, fire brigade vehicles and National Disaster Response Force personnel have also been deployed. “Our disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse,” said the civic body official. “We fear that several people are trapped under the debris.”

It is not known yet if the building was on the civic body’s list of dangerous structures. More details are awaited.

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