– by Sahithya S
Two persons have died and 18 still feared trapped under the debris. A five-storey building collapsed in a residential area of Mahad in Raigad district.
The incident took place on Monday evening in the Kajalpura area of the town.
The local administrationis carrying out rescue operation. This includes the police and fire brigade.
“Search and rescue operation continues at the spot where a building collapsed in Kajalpura area of Raigad district last evening. Two deaths have been reported so far, 18 still feared trapped,” said Raigad District Collector Nidhi Chaudhari.
Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are also present at the spot to carry out rescue operations.
Maharashtra Ministers Aditi Tatkare and Eknath Shinde visited the spot to review the rescue operations last evening.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah directed the Director-General (DG), NDRF to provide all possible assistance for rescue operations at the incident site.