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A three-storey building has collapsed this morning in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar area. Three people have been rescued, but about 20 are still feared trapped, the police said.

More than two dozen people were living in the old and dilapidated Arsiwala building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road in the busy marketplace.

Rescue teams have been rushed to the accident site. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is at the spot as are 10 fire engines.

“Our disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse. We immediately rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people. We fear that several people are trapped under the debris,” a senior civic official said.

On Saturday, a building being demolished in Mumbai’s Chandivali had crashed killing six people.

Seven people were killed last month in a similar incident when a four-storey building collpased in Ghatkopar, Mumbai’s eastern suburb.

Mumbai was lashed by its heaviest rain in 12 years on Tuesday


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