NDRF teams along with fire officials are undertaking relief and rescue operations, Gavde said.
11 people were killed and seven others injured when a 50-year-old three-storey building collapsed in B Cabin area in Mumbai’s twin suburb of Thane in early hours of Tuesday.
An eye-witness was quoted saying, “Around 2 am, I heard a loud noise”. I saw whole building collapsed in 5 seconds.
They said the injured had been rushed to nearby hospitals in the city.
The fire brigade has rushed to the spot and the rubble is being cleared at the site. Rescuers pulled out six people alive from debris till now.
Sandeep Malvi, press officer with the Thane municipal corporation said that more than 15 people are feared to be trapped in the debris of the collapsed building.
Poor construction material and building practices are often blamed for numerous building collapses in India.
Today’s incident has come a week after nine people had died and ten others suffered injuries in another building collapse on July 28 in the Thakurli area of Thane district.