WATCH: 4-year-old rescued from under the debris of the collapsed building in Raigad
- There were around 40 flats in the building
- The building collapsed at Kajalpura in Mahad around 7 pm
- Teams of National Disaster Response Force are at the spot
As the rescue operations of the five-storeyed building collapse in Maharashtra’s Raigad district were underway on Tuesday, a 4-year-old boy was miraculously saved and rescued from under the debris at the site of the collapsed building, after over 19 hours of the incident.
In the video shared by news agency ANI, the little boy can be seen being carried on a stretcher and being rushed towards an ambulance by the NDRF personnel.
The rescue personnel continued to sift through the rubble in search of survivors, while police said 18 persons are still missing.
NDRF officer Alok Kumar said, “We have recovered a body and have rescued one child. As per official status from collector's office, 17 more may be feared trapped”.
An official at the Mantralaya State Control Room of the State Disaster Management Unit told PTI, that the Tarek Garden building collapsed at Kajalpura in Mahad tehsil around 7 pm.
There were around 40 flats in the building, the official said, adding those rescued were shifted to a local hospital at Mahad, which is around 170 km from Mumbai.
Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are at the spot for rescue operations. Canine squads were also deployed at the scene of the collapse, an official said.