Rescue workers use a stretcher to carry a woman who was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai September 27. One person was killed and six injured when the five-storey building came crashing down in south Mumbai on Friday morning.
At least six people including women were killed, while 19 were rescued and several others are believed to be still trapped in a building collapsed at Dockyard road, in south-central Mumbai this morning.
The Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sources said the toll rose to six and 19 people were rescued from within the rubble, while more people are believed to be trapped in the debris.
Rescue operation is still going on. Four deceased have been identified as Lakhoji Devji Chawda (60), Jamuna Chawda (30), Anil Chawda (19), and Santosh (44).
Injured were admitted in the state run JJ Hospital and civic run Nair Hospital, sources added.
Twenty one families of BMC employees’ were staying in the ground plus four storied building. The construction of building was done in 1980.
The fire brigade has so far deployed 12 fire engines, four ambulances and two rescue vans to aid in the rescue operation.
During the course of the rescue operation a fire brigade officer also sustained injury, sources added.