Maharashtra: Building collapses in Thane, 8 feared trapped
Thane: Nearly eight people were feared trapped after a building collapsed in a commercial complex in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district on Monday morning, a civic official said.
The single-storey building, which served as a godown, collapsed at around 10.30 am in Harihar Compound at Mankoli Naka in Bhiwandi, Thane civic body's regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said.
"It is feared that at least seven to eight labourers working in the godown are trapped under the debris," he said.
Personnel of the Thane district rescue force, disaster management cell, and fire services officials from Bhiwandi and Thane have rushed to the spot, he said.
The official said they have also sought assistance from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
Rescue and relief operations are underway, he said.