Mumbai: Two people were killed and more than 40 trapped under the rubble after a building collapsed as heavy monsoon rains lashed India’s financial capital Mumbai, officials said, the second such tragedy in two weeks.
Disaster management spokesman Tanaji Kamble reported that five others, including two children, were rescued and taken to hospital.
Earlier this month, a wall collapsed in the city, killing 29 people.
Two teams from India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as well as local volunteers, fire department and police officials were scouring the rubble for survivors.
A local resident said the building was more than a century old and had 10 families living inside despite its dilapidated condition.
Building collapses in Mumbai, home to 20 million people, are common during the monsoon season because of rickety structures that buckle under the weight of continuous rain. — AFP