Many people were trapped after a five storey building collapsed in Maharashtra's Raigad. Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force have moved to the the spot.
News agency ANI quoted the NDRF to add that the incident had taken place at around 6: 50 pm. Officials said that a G+4 building had collapsed in the Kajalpura area of Mahad Tehsil in Raigad district.
According to some the Free Press Journal's Sanjay Jog, while 25 people have been rescued, another 40 are reportedly trapped. Nearly 40 families had been residing in the building.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has also spoken to the Raigad district collector Nidhi Chaudhari about the same. Assuring all government help, the Chief Minister had also directed her to expedite relief and rehabilitation operations.
Reacting to the same, former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he was "shocked".
"Shocked to hear about the building collapse incident at Mahad (Raigad) where many are feared trapped. Praying for everyone’s safety," he tweeted.
Later on Monday night, the Raigad Police said that one person had passed away and that seven were injured.