Heavy rains in Mumbai led to two building collapses in two different areas of the city today.
The first accident took place in the Fort area of south Mumbai when a portion of a six-storey residential building collapsed, leaving several people trapped under the debris, said officials.
Four fire engines, a rescue van and ambulances have been rushed to the spot, they said.
“A portion of the ground and upper five floored residential building had collapsed. Search operation for trapped persons is in progress. As per locals, several people are trapped but we are still awaiting confirmation,” said one of the officials.
In a separate incident, a three-storied chawl collapsed in Malwani in the Malad suburb of Mumbai, killing one person and leaving several trapped under the debris.
According to the officials, five to six people were trapped under the debris. Of them, two were rescued and sent to hospitals after being provided first aid.
This comes a day after two people were injured after a portion of a house collapsed at Pavwala Street in Mumbai’s Grant Road on Wednesday.
Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rains since Tuesday night, resulting in water logging in many areas.
The Indian Metrological Department or IMD has predicted ”heavy rainfall” for Mumbai and its suburbs for the next 18 hours.
Earlier on Wednesday, in the wake of the heavy downpour in the city and other parts of coastal Maharashtra, the weather office had upgraded the warning status from orange to red.