Maharashtra: 1 dead, 25 feared trapped in Raigad building debris

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Debris of Raigad building (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Debris of Raigad building (Image: Twitter/ANI)

Mumbai : A residential building collapsed in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday evening; one person lost his life and more than 25 people are feared trapped under the debris of the building. Nearly, sixty people were rescued till last reports. The rescue operation has been going on for more than 12 hours. 

Three teams of the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and 12 teams of the fire brigade are working tirelessly at the incident spot. The building had around 45 flats and was just 10 years old. 

Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted about the incident and called it 'tragic'.

In a video tweeted by the NDRF, sniffer dogs were also seen assisting the officials. Another footage shows the area around the spot covered in a huge cloud of dust as a part of the building collapsed to the ground.

A case has been registered against the contractor of the building, Yunus Shaikh, and the architect. 

"The contractor is responsible for the disaster and a case has been registered against him. Also, if any government officials are involved in this, strict action will be taken against them," Mr Eknath Shinde said.

The probe will begin in the matter after rescue operation gets over.