‘Up to 50’ Feared Trapped, 4 Confirmed Dead After Building Collapse in Mumbai

www.theepochtimes.com | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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MUMBAI—A four-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, July 16, trapping dozens in the rubble, with at least four people confirmed dead, a fire department official said.

The building collapsed in the Dongri neighborhood, said Tanaji Kamble, a spokesman for Mumbai’s civic authority.

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Local and federal agencies have been mobilized for search and rescue efforts, including Mumbai police and firefighters, and three teams from the National Disaster Response Force.

“We don’t know exactly how many are trapped, but with the input provided by neighbors, we estimate up to 50 could be trapped,” said the official, adding that rescue operations were hampered by narrow lanes in the area.

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Adjacent buildings are also in dangerous conditions, and residents inside are being evacuated, said Mumbai fire brigade chief Prabhat Rahangale.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has opened a shelter at...
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