A four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri on Tuesday, trapping about 40-50 people in the rubble, police and fire officials have said. Soon after the incident, messages started circulating on social media platforms that claimed that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had warned about the deteriorating condition of Kesarbhai building.
News agency ANI reported that BMC had issued a letter to the concerned executive engineer about the condition of Kesarbhai building in August 2017 and had adviced that the building should be evacuated for demolition at the earliest.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a letter dated 7 August 2017 on Kesarbhai building that collapsed in Dongri, today: Building is classified as 'C1', to be evacuated for demolition at the earliest...In event of any mishap this office won't be responsible. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/h2XEaV4LxF— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019
According to reports, at least 12 people have been killed due to the building collapse in Mumbai and many others are still trapped under the rubble.