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Minor rescued, many feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Rescue operations underway at Kesarbai building - a four-storeyed building that collapsed in south Mumbai's Dongri area with at least 50 people feared trapped in the debris on July 16, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Rescue operations underway at Kesarbai building - a four-storeyed building that collapsed in south Mumbai's Dongri area with at least 50 people feared trapped in the debris on July 16, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
A minor was rescued on Tuesday after a four-storeyed building collapsed here, officials said, adding that at least 40-50 people were still feared trapped in the debris.
 
The Kesarbai building in Dongri area collapsed at around 11.30 a.m.
 
Locals said at least 12-15 families buried under the rubble were awaiting help.
 
The building, which belongs to the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, also housed a catering business on the ground floor, they said.
 
The Fire Brigade, police and disaster management teams have rushed to the site and launched rescue operations, while the NDRF was expected to reach there shortly.
 
Narrow approach roads, huge crowds of onlookers and thickly populated areas hampered rescue operations.
 
IANS
 

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