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Five storey building collapses in Mumbai’s Khar; 10 year old girl feared trapped

The Pooja building is a five-storey structure which is located on the 17th road and is situated near the Khar Gymkhana.

Mumbai-On Tuesday,  a five-storey building located on the 17th road in Khar in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai suddenly collapsed. According to initial reports, a part of the staircase of the Pooja building, which is a G plus five structure near Khar gymkhana collapsed at around 1.15 pm.

A team of Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB), Mumbai police, officials from the BMC ward and medical services have been rushed to the place were incidence occurred. The preliminary report also suggests that no injuries have been reported. The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained.  According to the sources, This building was not in the category of dangerous construction.

A team of Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB), Mumbai police, officials from the BMC ward, NDRF and medical services have been mobilized. A rescue van and an ambulance also are on the spot. According to the preliminary information, one casualty has been reported. There are reports of a 10-year-old girl being trapped under the debris.

Officials from the Mumbai fire brigade are at the site of the building collapse and have started evacuation of the residents. The collapsed part is that of a staircase so the rescue operation is underway with the help of ladders of MFB.

As per the information received from the BMC’s disaster management department, the said structure is a five-storey structure, Pooja building, which is located on the 17th road and is situated near the Khar Gymkhana. Fire brigade officials have declared it as a level 3 incident on a scale of 1 to 5.

However, the number of casualties is not confirmed yet

(the story is developing.more details are awaited)

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