Maharashtra: Building collapses in Bhiwandi; eight dead, rescue operations underway
A three-story building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi, early this morning, taking the lives of at least eight people. As per the latest reports, a child was among those who have been rescued. The building was situated at the Patel compound near Dhamankar Naka. An official told PTI that the incident happened around 3:40 am, while the residents were still sleeping. Here's more.
Earlier, residents were asked to vacate the building
The child, who was pulled out from beneath the debris, has been rushed to the hospital. Initially, reports suggested 20-25 people were trapped in the building. Apart from NDRF, fire brigade and police teams are also involved in the rescue. The 30-year-old building was to be repaired and municipal authorities had earlier issued a notice. The residents were asked to vacate it, reports News18.