Mumbai: One building collapses on another in Malwani, 11 dead

The local Malwani police and fire brigade officials are at the spot, carrying out rescue operations.

At least 11 people were killed and seven injured after a double-storey structure collapsed on another in a slum at Malwani, Malad (West), late on Wednesday night. The incident took place after the city witnessed heavy rainfall throughout the day. Search and rescue operations are underway.

According to the BMC disaster management cell, the incident was reported around 11.10 pm from the New Collector compound slum on Abdul Hamid road in Malvani gate no 8 area. The slum pocket has come up on Collector’s land.

The local Malwani police and fire brigade officials are at the spot, carrying out rescue operations. The BMC has also evacuated people from a nearby ground-plus-three structure, as it was in a highly dilapidated condition.

Deputy Municipal Commissioner Prabhat Rahangdale of BMC said, “Three persons are still suspected to be trapped and the search operation is on to find them.”

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