Building collapses in Thane; several feared trapped

A three-storeyed residential building at B Cabin area in Naupada in the old Thane city came down crashing at around 2.45 am on Tuesday. More than 15 persons are feared to be trapped inside the concrete wreckage, according to Sandeep Malvi, press officer with the Thane municipal corporation. NDRF teams have rushed to the spot and the rescue operation is underway. The residential building was in a dilapidated state and was declared dangerous for occupancy. The residents, however, continued to stay in the building putting to risk their lives. Thane municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal rushed to the site even as the fire brigade personnel started the rescue operations using heavy machinery.

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