A five storey building collapsed in Maharahstra’s Raigad district, India, dozens trapped inside

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A five-storey building collapsed in Maharahstra’s Raigad district, India, around 170 kilometers from Mumbai ,on Monday, with over 50 people feared to be trapped under the debris. The building is called Tariq Gardens. The incident occurred at 6.50 pm. One person was killed. Police officials from Mahad, Shrivardhan and Mangaon divisions of Raigad have rushed to the spot and are carrying out rescue operations. Three rescue teams, armed with specialised equipment and sniffer dogs, have been deployed to the scene of the accident, a statement from the National Disaster Response Force said.

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At least 28 people have been rescued from the debris. 15 people were injured. The injured have been sent to government hospital. The state government has not yet ordered any probe into the incident. Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union home minister Amit Shah expressed shock over the incident. “Shocked to hear about the building collapse incident at Mahad (Raigad) where many are feared trapped,” Fadnavis said. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said he has spoken to district officials and “assured all possible support” for relief work. Several parts of Maharashtra are flooded. Many regions have reported incidents of house collapse.