Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Aditi Tatkare said on Tuesday that at least 60 people were rescued and at least 30 people feared trapped in the debris after a five-storey building collapsed in Mahad in Raigad district of Maharashtra.
“About 60 people were rescued, 25-30 Three National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are here. One death reported so far. Injured are being treated and some are discharged,” Tatkare told ANI.
Maharashtra Ministers Aditi Tatkare & Eknath Shinde arrive at the spot where a building collapsed in Kajalpura area of Raigad district last evening. Rescue operation underway. Aditi Tatakare says, "Around 60 people rescued, 25-30 are still feared to be trapped under the debris." pic.twitter.com/TA5AT7jRP9
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“Serious injuries were taken to Mumbai for advanced treatment.The investigation has started. We want a special investigation team to be set up,” she said.
Eknath Shinde said, “This is an unfortunate incident. One person was killed and seven were injured. Rescue is going on. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that the government will help the affected families.”
IPS, DG NDRF, Satya Narayan Pradhan gave information on Twitter and told that three teams of NDRF are leaving from Pune for rescue operations with all special equipment. NDRF Maharashtra commandant monitoring real-time status.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah directed the Director General (DG), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to provide all possible assistance for rescue operations at the site of the incident.
(With ANI Inputs)