Top floor of Pathare House building in Girgaon collapses, 3 feared trapped

Top floor of Pathare House building in Girgaon collapses, 3 feared trapped
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On Saturday, a part of a three-storey building in Girgaon collapsed on the adjacent building, causing three persons to get trapped in the debris.

The incident occurred around 8:30 am on Saturday morning, when the top floor of the three-storey Pathare House collapsed. The building is located on V.P Road near Kennedy Bridge in Bhatwadi, Girgaon.

By 9 am, four brigades and three ambulances reached the spot. As of 9:40, rescue operations are still underway.

No casualties have been reported till now.

In a similar incident, six people had lost their lives after a three-storeyed building on R.S Nimkar Marg in Kamathipura had collapsed on April 30. The century old Gulmohar building was undergoing repair work when the incident happened.

Further details are awaited.

Update (10:15 am): All three persons who were trapped inside the debris were rescued successfully by fire brigade officials. No casualties have been reported.

Update (11:35 am): The debris, some of which fell on the neighbouring Bhansali Building, is being cleared.

Update (12:30 pm): The building has been evacuated and MHADA officials are on the spot to ascertain if the structure is fit for habitation. A MHADA official, after a preliminary investigation, said the heavy downpour over the last 48 hour period might have led to the collapse.

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