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2 killed, over 40 trapped as four-storey building collapses in Mumbai's Dongri

The incident occurred on Tandel Street in Dongri area. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team MUMBAI Jul 16, 2019, 12.50 PM (IST)

At least 2 people have been killed after a four-storeyed building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri at around 11 am on Tuesday. 

Civic officials said at least 40-50 people are feared to have been trapped under the debris.

The Kesarbai building that collapsed was located in Tandel Street, in Mumbai's Dongri area.

As soon as the incident was reported, fire tenders were rushed to the site. Reports suggest that the Kesarbai building collapsed at Tandel street, Abdul Hamid Durga in Dongri. 

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To speed up the rescue operation, two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed for the rescue operation.

The cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained. However, assumptions are being made that it is due to the incessant rain in Mumbai. 

Chief Public Relation Officers (CPRO), of BMC said that the civic body has opened a shelter at Imamwada Municipal Secondary Girls' School to help affected people after the building collapsed in Dongri. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rushed to the building collapse site while fire brigade officials is doing the rescue work.