Mumbai: One person was killed after a portion of a four-storey residential building collapsed at Bonkode village in Kopar Khairane area of Navi Mumbai, a fire official said on Sunday. The incident reportedly occurred around 10.30 last night and fire department officials rushed to the spot immediately.Also Read – 2 Dead After Three-Storey Building Collapses in Gurugram's Udyog Vihar; Rescue Ops Underway
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s divisional fire officer Purushottam Jadhav said that a body was found on Sunday morning but it has not been identified so far. “We have called the people of the building to identify it. Our team is engaged in the rescue work, investigation underway,” said Jadhav. Also Read – Indore Bags Cleanest City Of India Award For 6th Time In A Row. See Which Other Cities Made It To The List
A portion of the 25-year-old ‘Vaishnavi Apartment’ building collapsed. During the clearing of debris, the body of a man, identified as Priyavart Sarveshwar Dutt, was found on Sunday morning, the official said. Also Read – Roof of Two-storeyed Building Collapses in UP's Deoria, 3 Rescued
The fire official further added that about 32 people staying inside the building had come out just before the collapse. However, 8 people were still inside the building when it collapsed. They were evacuated immediately. “Our team is engaged in the rescue work, investigating underway,” added Jadhav.
It was not known how many people were staying in the building and if any other person was still trapped under the rubble, he said.
After being alerted, local firemen and disaster management team members rushed to the spot and started the relief and rescue operation. The work of clearing the debris is still underway, the official said.