Mumbai: Portion of under-construction building collapses; around 3 people feared trapped

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2019, 05.32 PM (IST)

A portion of a slab of an under-construction building collapsed at Peer Khan Street in Mumbai's Nagpada today, news agency ANI reported. 

According to reports, two to three people are likely to be trapped under debris. Three fire engines, a rescue van and an ambulance are at the site, more details are awaited. 

The incident comes just a month after a major portion a foot overbridge (FOB) in Mumbai collapsed on March 15. The mishap killed six people, injuring over 30 others.

The ill-fated bridge in South Mumbai connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) station.

Civic body authorities Friday brought down the remaining part of the foot overbridge (FOB).

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Civic chief Ajoy Mehta, after a meeting with officials concerned of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), had decided to dismantle the entire bridge located near the busy Mumbai CSMT railway station, news agency PTI reported. 

"With the help of gas cutters and huge cranes, the entire frame of iron and steel was brought down by evening and was further being cut into pieces to transport them to the godown," local ward officer Kiran Dighawkar said.

Civic officials, however, did not dismantle the ramp of the bridge on the Times of India building side, indicating a new bridge may be built for the convenience of passengers.

(With inputs from agencies)