Eight children among 11 people were killed and seven others injured when a portion of a 4 storey-residential structure fell on an adjoining ground+1 structure in Mumbai’s Malad area late on Wednesday night.
Mumbai was hit by heavy monsoon rains the entire day and the officials said the incident occurred at 11.52pm.
The collapsed structure is located inside New Collector’s compound in Malad West. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confirmed on its Twitter handle that residents from the affected structures were being evacuated.
BMC disaster management cell said all 11 deceased, including eight children, have been identified.
However, 18 people have been rescued. The injured have been shifted to BDBA hospital where the condition of 30-year-old Marikumari Hirangana is said to be critical while the other six are stable.
Search and rescue operations are on to locate anyone trapped under the rubble.
Meanwhile, leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis demanded an inquiry into the building collapse. In a tweet, Fadnavis said, “Saddened to know the loss of lives in Malad building collapse incident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with families who lost their loved ones & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. We demand immediate assistance to the families, in-depth inquiry & action against all responsible.”