After a portion of a 30-year-old building at Tandel Streethas collapsed in South Mumbai's crowded Dongri neighbourhood, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis in his first reaction asserted that the first and initial priority is to rescue the people trapped under the debris.
The Chief Minister moreover added that an investigation will ascertain and fix responsibility over how the tragedy took place.
He said, "As per the initial information, nearly 15 families are feared to be trapped because of a building collapsed in Dogri. The focus now is on the people stuck beneath the debris. This will be investigated once everything becomes clear".
At the time of publishing, the BMC said that two people had died following the collapse of the 4-storey building, though many more were believed to be trapped.
At the moment, rescue operations are underway, and about 10 ambulances, fire trucks are parked at the proximity of the site. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in a tweet said that to accelerate the rescue operation, a third NDRF team has been deployed.