A four-storey building collapsed in Bhiwandi in the district on Friday, leaving an 18-year-old woman dead and five others injured, officials said. More are suspected to be dead.
At least 20 other people are feared trapped under the debris of the building in Navi Vasti locality, according to Asmita Nikam, District Disaster Management Control Officer.
The collapse occurred around 9 am, Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam told reporters here.
“Body of Ruksana Khan was pulled out from the debris and five others were rescued and admitted to the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital here,” Nikam said.
Nikam also said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have started rescue and relief operation along with fire-brigade personnel from Bhiwandi, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan civic bodies.