Mumbai building collapse: Fourteen rescued from Crawford Market area; structure had been classified 'cessed'

  • Fourteen people have been rescued from the debris of a three-storey building that collapsed on Tuesday night near Crawford Market in south Mumbai, officials said.

  • The Yousuf building collapsed at 9.15 pm, an official of the fire brigade said.

  • It was a 'cessed' building under the jurisdiction of state housing agency MHADA, according to preliminary information.

Mumbai: Fourteen people have been rescued from the debris of a three-storey building that collapsed on Tuesday night near Crawford Market in south Mumbai, officials said.

 Mumbai building collapse: Fourteen rescued from Crawford Market area; structure had been classified cessed

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The Yousuf building collapsed at 9.15 pm, an official of the fire brigade said.

The Mumbai fire brigade had initially said three-four persons were feared trapped under the rubble.

It was a 'cessed' building under the jurisdiction of state housing agency MHADA, according to preliminary information.

The fire brigade and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) personnel were on the spot and a search-and-rescue operation was on, an official of civic body's Disaster Management Cell said.

"As a precautionary measure, adjoining Dwarkadas building and remaining part of the Yousuf building have been evacuated," PS Rahangdale, the chief of Mumbai fire brigade, said.

Updated Date: Sep 11, 2019 07:33:53 IST