Mumbai: 14 killed as building collapses in Kurla area

Updated: few hours ago

Mumbai, Jun 28 (PTI) At least 14 people were killed and 13 others injured after a four-storey building collapsed in the Kurla area of Mumbai around midnight, civic officials said on Tuesday. A wing of the building located in Naik Nagar society collapsed while another wing was evacuated as it too is dilapidated, said officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Search and rescue operations were underway. As per a senior official, residents of the building had been repeatedly warned about the condition of the building, but they insisted on staying there. As many as 23 people were rescued from the debris since midnight. Fourteen of them were declared dead, said an official. In the evening, four persons were declared brought dead at BMC-run Sion hospital.