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Four dead after 100-year-old Dongri, Mumbai building's collapse

More than 40 people were also reportedly trapped under the debris of the building in India's Mumbai city

A building collapsed in Dongri, Mumbai.
A building collapsed in Dongri, Mumbai.

Four people have died and more than 40 were trapped underneath the debris of a 100-year-old building that collapsed in the Dongri neighbourhood of India’s Mumbai city.

According to Press Trust of India (PTI), the disaster management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that “part of the building, located in a congested lane in Tandel Street in the densely-populated locality, collapsed at around 11.40am”. 

The UAE's state news agency, Wam, quoted a report by Asian News International (ANI), which noted that teams from the fire brigade and National Disaster Relief Force had carried out rescue operations.

Director-general of India's National Disaster Response Force, S N Pradhan, said: “Three [of our] teams are engaged in rescue operations.

"The pathway to the collapsed building is very narrow and the vehicles with rescue equipment are unable to reach there; the team is carrying equipment on foot”, according to a tweet by ANI.

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