At least 15 people were injured and more than 70 were feared to be trapped under debris after a five -storey building in Maharashtra’s Raigad district collapsed on Monday.

Three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into service to rescue the people trapped in the building at Mahad which is nearly four hours from Mumbai, ND TV reported.

“Today at about 6,50 PM, A ground+four floor building collapsed in Kajalpura area of Mahad Tehsil in District Raigad, Maharashtra. About 50 people are feared to be trapped. Three teams of NDRF have moved. Teams have moved with all the necessary equipment, Canine Squad etc,” said an NDRF official.

Footage of the accident showed the area around the spot covered in a huge dust cloud.

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