At least 12 people were killed and 5 others have been rescued from the rubble of the four-storey building that collapsed in earlier in the day.
According to initial reports, around 40 people are still feared trapped under the rubble.
“Kesarbai building has collapsed at Tandel street, in Dongri, Mumbai,” reported news agency ANI.
According to preliminary information, the ground-plus-four-storey ‘Kesarbai’ building, located on Tandel Street in Dongri, crashed around 11.40 am, the official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster management cell said.
Fire tenders and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been rushed to the site.
The cause of the incident is not known but officials believe that the incessant rain in the financial capital could be the reason behind it.
A BMC official said that the building was a Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority building.
It was not part of the list of dilapidated buildings which the authorities had curated for the monsoon season.
Mumbai Police has urged the people to stay away from the incident spot to facilitate rescue operations by authorities.
Two teams of 5th battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are at the building collapse site for rescue and relief work.
Fire brigade teams have also rushed to the spot.