Over 20 people are feared trapped after the roof of the building that houses Bank of Maharashtra branch in the state’s Solapur district, bordering the southern state of Karnataka, collapsed on Wednesday.
The Solapur fire department has rushed a rescue team to the accident site and rescue operations are underway.
At least 10 people have been evacuated from the collapse site.
Further details are awaited.
The incident comes barely two weeks after a residential building crumbled to the ground in the Dongri area of Maharashtra’s Mumbai killing at least 14 people.
As per initial reports, at least 40-50 people were trapped beneath the debris. The building going by the name Kesarbai was at least 100 years old.
Massive search and rescue operations were conducted by the NDRF and the police to pull out the survivors from under the debris.
Earlier this month, 23 people lost their lives after a wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada area of Malad East in Mumbai due to heavy rainfall.
At least three more people were killed in another wall collapse in Kalyan near Mumbai.