Fire service officials said the residential building came down in the Dongri area of the city, India’s financial and entertainment capital. Dozens people are feared trapped under the rubble. Disaster relief and fire service personnel have rushed to the scene to try and save anyone stuck under the debris. A human chain was formed to clear concrete blocks. Narrow lanes and a dense neighbourhood were a huge challenge for rescue workers. At least eight people, including a child, have been rescued and rushed to the hospital. The building was located in a narrow lane in a congested area of India’s financial and entertainment capital.“
The building crashed with a heavy sound and we through there was an earthquake,” a local resident told to media. The building was about 100 years old and 15 families were living there at the time. The families were asked to evacuate some time ago but they continued to live there. It is thought that recent monsoon flooding could have contributed to the collapse. The cause of the collapse is currently unknown. Officials say that around 2,000 people in India die each year when buildings collapse. Mumbai has been hit by several fatal wall collapses this year during the monsoon rains that come annually between June and September.