2 people lost their lives and over 10 injured as a two storey building collapsed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi. Rescue workers successfully pulled out four people from the debris while some others are feared trapped.
This is the second time a building has collapsed in less than a week time.
Regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief of the Thane Municipal Corporation, Santosh Kadam told PTI that the building located at Hanuman Tekadi locality on the Kalyan road collapsed at around 8 AM and seven-eight persons are feared trapped.
Kadam said disaster control teams from Thane and Kalyan were rushed to the spot immediately upon receiving an alert, while local firemen were also pressed into action.
Rescue operation is underway while officials are also trying to figure out the actual number of families residing inside the building.
It has been learnt that occupants were served with several notices to vacate the building by the civic body.
Last week on Sunday, a two storey residential building had crashed amid heavy rains claiming nine lives, including that of four children and three women, while 10 others were injured.