On Tuesday morning, a residential building in Ghatkopar collapsed where at least 30 people got trapped. Fourteen fire extinguisher vans and two rescue vans rushed to the spot and a rescue operation is underway at the site of the ground as per the statements by Chief Fire Officer P Rahangdale. In total of nine people have been rescued so far and have been rushed to a nearest hospital. The building is said to be located on LBS Road, near Shreyas Cinema in Ghatkopar West. The Mumbai Fire Brigade has declared it as a major incident. The BMC’s disaster management team received a call about the incident at around 10.43 am.
As per the sources, a nursing home was being run on the ground floor of the building and a middle aged woman became the first victim of the incident. Sources confirmed the woman sustained severe injuries and succumbed while being taken to Rajawadi Hospital. The doctors from the hospital said that they are expecting more casualties and the existing patients have suffered trauma injuries but none of them are in critical condition. As a precautionary measure, electricity supply to the area has been cut. Hospitals in the area have been asked to remain on standby.