- Title: Rescuers pull out survivors from Mumbai building collapse rubble
- Date: 31st August 2017
- Summary: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (AUGUST 31, 2017) (ANI - BROADCASTERS: NO ACCESS BBC / MEDIACORP DIGITAL: NO ACCESS BBC/ MEDIACORP) FIREFIGHTERS AND RESCUE WORKERS SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS AT THE SITE OF A COLLAPSED BUILDING FIREFIGHTERS AND RESCUE WORKERS TAKING OUT A SURVIVOR FROM THE RUBBLE, PUTTING HIM ON A STRETCHER / SURVIVOR SHIVERING / SURVIVOR BEING CARRIED TOWARDS THE AMBULANCE / AMBULANCE LEAVING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) MUMBAI MAYOR, VISHWANATH MAHADESHWAR, SAYING: "Our priority is to pull out all those who are trapped inside. Rescue operations are underway. We are going towards the hospital." RESCUE WORKERS CARRYING ANOTHER SURVIVOR ON A STRETCHER SURVIVOR BEING PUT INTO AN AMBULANCE AMBULANCE LEAVING
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- Keywords: Mumbai building collapse survivors rubble rescue operations fire fighters
- Location: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0016WHMHQD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Rescue workers in Mumbai searched for more than a dozen people feared trapped in a 117-year-old, six-storey building that collapsed early on Thursday (August 31), following two days of torrential rain in India's commercial and financial hub.
Eleven people had been confirmed dead, and 14 had been injured and taken to hospital, with four firemen also injured, the chief fire official said.
The building that collapsed on Thursday, in one of the most densely populated areas of the city, had been declared dilapidated by the city's municipal housing authority in 2011.
But it was still inhabited by an unknown number of residents.
Desperate relatives of those trapped pleaded with rescuers to help find their loved ones after getting phone calls from trapped survivors. About 200 police and fire personnel sorted through the debris.
Police had yet to determine what caused the collapse near Crawford market, a landmark of south Mumbai's old city with narrow streets packed with markets and shops. Many Muslims live in the neighbourhood.
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