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Mumbai building collapse: 12 killed, 9 injured

Mumbai: A building in Dongri (Mumbai) collapsed on Tuesday and the death toll has now mounted to 12, while nine people have been injured so far. The tragedy struck at one of the most congested enclaves of Mumbai.

The building collapsed at 11 am on Tuesday on Tandel Street in Dongri area initially killing two persons and trapping over 40 people under its debris. Locals said they did see some chunks of the building falling before the crash. Firdoz Salmani,who was injured in the collapse, said ” As pieces began to crumble, we realised something was wrong and began to run out. But it had already begun to collapse and we were trapped”.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue operations. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi visited the spot and took stock of the rescue operations.

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