At least four people have died and dozens more trapped after a four-storey building in the Dongri area of India’s largest city Mumbai collapsed on Tuesday (Jul 16) morning.
Firefighters and rescue workers are at Tandel Street in Dongri after the Kesarbai building gave way around 11.40am local time, officials said.
A fire department official confirmed at least four people have died, and that rescue operations are being hampered by narrow lanes in the area.
A Reuters witness at the site said residents were helping with rescue efforts and that those injured were being carried by hand to nearby ambulances that were unable to access the site.
Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra state in western India, said that based on initial information, about 15 families were living in the building which he said dated back 100 years.