Mumbai, March 14 IANS | 5 months ago

One woman was killed and three others were injured when a seven-storeyed vacant building collapsed here Friday morning and the debris fell on an adjoining slum, officials said.


The dead woman has been identified as Sudha Sridharan, 32, according to BMC Control Room.

The injured -- Sita Kesarkar, 60, Akshay Kesarkar, 18, and Rohini Jagtap, 47 -- have been admitted to a civic hospital.

According to the fire brigade, a large portion of the dilapidated building, Aaraam Society, fell on an adjoining slum area and some more people are believed trapped under the debris. The building was located in Vakola area of suburban Santacruz.

The Catherine Chawl in the slum with around three dozen hutments bore the brunt of the collapsing 35-year-old building which was evacuated a few months ago.

Relief and rescue operations were on with 12 fire tenders having rushed to the site.

(Posted on 14-03-2014)