Soon after the collapse, 50 personnel from fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force reached the spot and began rescue operations to save those trapped in the debris.
At least 11 people were killed and seven others injured after a three storied building collapsed in Thane district of Maharashtra on Tuesday.
More than 10 people are feared to be trapped inside the debris.
NDRF deputy commandant Sachidanand Gavde informed that the incident took place around 2 am. I saw whole building collapsed in 5 seconds. “Fire engines rushed to the spot in next 15 minutes”, Rajan Khatri, a security guard in the adjacent building, told Hindustan Times.
The building Krishna Nivas was in a dilapidated condition and had been declared risky by Thane Municipal Corporation.
In the last two years, over 100 people have died in residential building collapses in Mumbai, BBC reported. Some residents had vacated the building, but many others continued to reside in the building.
The building was 50-year-old and was in a dilapidated state.
It comes just a week after nine people were killed when another old three-storey building collapsed under heavy monsoon rains in the Mumbai suburb of Thakurli.