3 killed in Mumbai building collapse, several trapped

Mumbai: A three-storey building collapsed in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon, killing three persons and trapping many others, civic officials said.

 

"According to info, three people have died and six have been admitted to hospital. Many are still feared to be trapped in the debris," MLA Amin Patel said.

Five persons were rescued from the debris of the building in Kamathipura area of Grant Road, which caved in at around 2 pm, a Fire Brigade official said.

 

However, two of the injured succumbed to injuries at J J Hospital and Nair Hospital, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control Room officials.

 

The condition of the other injured is said to be critical.

 

Many people are still feared trapped under the rubble, the Fire Brigade official said, adding the structure housed a beer bar and a factory, among others.

 

Eight fire engines and three ambulances were pressed into rescue operation, the official said.

PTI