The cause of the accident was not clear but building collapses are common during India’s June-September monsoon.
A five-storey building in Mahad of Maharashtra’s Raigad district collapsed on Monday and over 200 people are feared trapped in it.
A total of 15 people have been rescued so far after three floors of the multi-storey building collapsed, Maharashtra minister Aditi S Tatkare said.
Tatkare said as per the primary information over 200 people reported to be trapped inside the building.
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The incident took place in Kajalpura area of Mahad Tehsil.”15 people have been rescued till now, they have suffered injuries. We have five to six relief teams at the spot.
More teams will be arriving here,” said Tatkare.
Three NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have been moved to the spot to carry out rescue operations.
Further details are awaited.
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The building comprised 47 flats, police in the town of Mahad — 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Mumbai — said in a statement.
The cause of the accident was not clear but building collapses are common during India’s June-September monsoon, with rickety structures buckling under the weight of non-stop rain.
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“Fifteen injured people have been rescued and taken to hospital,” Mahad police said.
Rescue teams and canine squads were deployed to the scene of the accident, a statement from India’s National Disaster Response Force said.
The monsoon plays a vital role in boosting agricultural harvests across South Asia. But it also causes widespread death and destruction, unleashing floods, triggering building collapses and inundating low-lying villages.
The death toll from monsoon-related disasters this year has topped 1,200, including more than 800 lives lost in India alone.
Today at about 1850 hrs, A G+4 building collapsed in Kajalpura area of Mahad Tehsil in Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra.
About 50 people are feared to be trapped. 3 teams of 5 BN NDRF have moved: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) pic.twitter.com/XlWegCSHqq
– ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
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