Monday, June 10 2013, 04:31 PM MDT
People Feared Tapped in Residential Building Collapse in Mumbai
By Harmeet Singh and Sumnima Udas
NEW DELHI (CNN) -- Part of a six-floor residential building collapsed in central Mumbai on Monday evening, injuring at least five people and prompting rescuers to search for others who might be trapped, officials said.
Further details on casualties in the collapse, which Indian media reported happened after heavy monsoon rains, were conflicting.
Municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte told CNN that one person died, five people were injured and up to seven people were still feared trapped. He said one wing of an apartment building collapsed in the Mahim district of central Mumbai.
Fire officials said only that at least five people were injured and that there was no immediate word on the number of people trapped.
Fire brigades rushed to the scene, and video showed dozens of rescuers working to clear rubble.
Just last week, a vacant building was being torn down in downtown Philadelphia when a four-story wall collapsed onto an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store. The incident left six people dead and 13 others injured.
In April, the nine-story Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,130 people and injuring more than 2,400.