Eight people have died after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Bhiwandi near Mumbai early this morning.
As per the initial information, twenty five people have been rescued from the rubble of the building in Patel Compound area. A video shared by news agency ANI showed a small child being rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials. The child was among the five who have been rescued by the Disaster Response team so far.
At least 20 people have been rescued by locals after the building collapsed reportedly around 3:40 am.
The NDRF, fire brigade and police teams are carrying out recue efforts.
BHIWANDI COLLAPSE :
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“The number of deaths have risen to eight in Bhiwandi building collapse incident. Five more people have been rescued,” Thane Municipal Corporation spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Around 20 families were reportedly staying inside the building which was reportedly 40 years old.