MUMBAI: A couple of people were trapped after an abandoned building tilted and collapsed near Rizvi College of Architecture, at Bandra West during the rain on Monday. The building was empty, but its debris fell in the compound of the adjoining building injuring the victims.
Officials stated that the debris had damaged the boundary wall of the adjoining building. Eight fire engines and rescue workers are at the spot. Fire officials stated that they are removing the debris from the building compound and the road.
The ground-plus-four storey collapsed structure—Kalpana building —was in dispute and was empty from years, said BMC officials.
Local BJP MLA Ashish Shelar who visited the area after the incident said, “The building was dilapidated, it tilted before collapsing. Its debris collapsed on two offices in the compound of the adjoining building. People in the offices had been trapped. Six persons have been rescued and two are still trapped in the debris. The rescue worker managed to communicate with one of the trapped and are trying to remove them.”