Portion of a building in Khar collapses; no casualties reported

According to the locals, the repair work of the building was being considered for a renovation project. More information about the same is expected.

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At around 1:00 pm on Tuesday, a staircase of a building in Khar collapsed causing a sense of panic amongst the nearby residents. The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team along with four fire engines were dispatched for the rescue operation. No casualties have been reported so far.

According to the locals, the repair work for being conducted for the building under a renovation project. The five-storey building is situated at the 17th Road Area in Khar.

Further, it is being said that a dog squad has also been dispatched to ensure no resident is trapped under the debris. However, a 10-year-old girl was rescued from the debris and is reportedly being taken to hospital. The girl has been identified as Mahi Motvani who has been taken to Lilawati Hospital. A green corridor was made for her to be taken to the hospital.

More details regarding the accident are awaited.

Previously, in the past the 15 days, Mumbai has witnessed collapsed of two buildings in different parts of the island city.

One of them was the Ahmed building in Fort near Lokmanya Tilak Road which is a 4-storey building, opposite the office of Commissioner of Police. No casualties were reported as the authorities were successful in rescuing all the residents.

On the other hand, a part of 3-storeyed Yusuf building near Crawford Market collapsed on September 10. The fire brigade rushed to the spot and cleared the debris and safely rescued two people who were trapped inside the debris. 

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