New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a shocking incident, at least 1person was killed while 5 others were injured after a building collapsed in a commercial complex in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district on Monday. The single-storey building, which served as a godown, shattered at around 10.30 am today in Harihar Compound situated in Bhiwandi.

"It is feared that at least seven to eight labourer working in the godown are trapped under the debris," Thane civic body's regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said. Search and rescue operations are still on at the site as it is suspected that some more people may be trapped under the debris.

Personnel of the Thane district rescue force, disaster management cell, and fire services officials from Bhiwandi and Thane have rushed to the spot. The official said they have also sought assistance from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Rescue and relief operations are underway.

The body of a security guard, identified as Saurabh Tripathi, was recovered from the debris, Kadam said. Besides, five persons were rescued from the rubble and have been hospitalised, he said, adding that some more people may be trapped under the debris. The building belongs to a private firm which uses it as a godown for online delivery of goods, he said.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan