Mumbai: A 4-storey old building in Naik Nagar of Kurla, Mumbai collapsed late on Monday night. Many people were buried under the debris after the accident. As soon as the building collapsed, the team of fire brigade and police department reached the spot and is running a rescue operation. So far 7 people have been rescued. 20 to 25 people are still trapped.
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray, who reached the spot after getting information about the collapse of the building, took stock of the situation. Along with this, the rescue operation has been asked to intensify. He says that ‘about 5-7 people have been rescued. Notices were issued to all the 4 buildings, but despite this people were living here. Our priority is to save everyone. In the morning we will do the work of evacuating and demolishing these buildings so that the people around do not suffer.’
Speaking about the buildings that are on the verge of collapse in Mumbai, Minister Aaditya Thackeray said that whenever the BMC issues notice regarding the old buildings, they should be vacated. Otherwise such incidents will keep happening, which is very unfortunate. It is important to act on this.