MUMBAI: At least two people died while four others were rescued when an old ground-plus-five-storey building on Mint Road in south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday.
The fire brigade and disaster management personnel managed to recover the bodies of the two deceased.
The rescued people told authorities that one of their colleagues was still trapped under the debris.
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Locals said that most of the shops were offices were open when the incident took place. Senior fire officials are at the spot to monitor the rescue operation.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray along with BMC commissioner IS Chahal visited the spot to take stock of the situation.
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Following the incident, fire brigade personnel and members of the disaster management team rushed