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100 years old building collapses in Mumbai 2 dead over 40 feared trapped
Mumbai July 16 (Agencies)
In a second major accident in Mumbai, a four-storied building collapsed in crowded Dongri area, this morning.

The official sources said that two people lost their lives and three injured have been taken to hospital.

The NDRF has retrieved two bodies from the debris while over 40 people are still feared trapped in the debris of the four-storied Kesarbai building that collapsed in Mumbai this morning.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Control room informed that the three injured persons rescued have been admitted to the J J hospital. Twenty ambulances have been put into service and one NDRF team is carrying out the rescue operation.
Maharastra CM Fadnavis says the building was 100 years old and sources reveal that it was not in the list of dilapidated buildings issued taken ahead of this monsoon season.
Sources further added that at least two people have been killed after a four-storeyed building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri at around 11 am on Tuesday. At least 40 people are still believed to be trapped under the debris. However, Maharashtra Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil claimed that at least 12 have lost their lives in the mishap.

One of the two who have been killed has been identified as 45-year-old Abdul Sattar Kalu Shaik. A woman is also among the two killed. The three who have been injured include a child. At least five people have been pulled out of the debris safely so far.
Two teams of 5th battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are at the building collapse site for rescue and relief work along with fire brigade teams. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said that he is monitoring the situation. "As per the infomation I have received, the building was 100 years old. The entire focus is on rescuing the people trapped. An investigation will be done," he said.
The Mumbai Police is also on the accident spot. The Police fear the toll might rise. More details are awaited.
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