Nearly 100 people are feared to be trapped under the debris, according to news agencies
The incident took place in Kajalpura area of Mahad Tehsil, Raigad
At least one was killed and several were injured after a five storey residential building collapsed in Maharashtra's Raigad on Monday. Nearly 100 people are feared to be trapped under the debris, according to news agencies. The National Disaster Response Force immediately rushed to the spot. The rescue operation has been started.
The incident took place in Kajalpura area of Mahad Tehsil. At least 15 people have been rescued, Maharashtra minister Aditi S Tatkare said.
"One dead and seven injured in the building collapse incident," said Raigad Police, according to news agency ANI.
"15 people have been rescued till now, they have suffered injuries. We have five to six relief teams at the spot. More teams will be arriving here," said Tatkare.
The building, according to local residents, collapsed at around 6 pm. The multi-storey building, which was 10 years old, housed 40 apartments.
“Initially the top three floors of the building collapsed when some people came out. We have been able to bring out 15 persons. The injured have been sent to government hospital," according to Nidhi Chaudhari, the Raigad district collector.
The cause of the accident was not clear. Similar collapses took place in Mumbai earlier during monsoon.