Published On: Tue, Aug 4th, 2015

Ten killed and 17 trapped, building collapses in India



The numbers are not official, but at least seven to ten people have died after a building collapsed near India’s western city of Mumbai, police say.

About 17 people are feared trapped beneath the three-storey building in Thane after the incident on Tuesday.
Reports say the municipality had declared the old, dilapidated property dangerous to live in, but the residents had refused to vacate.

Rescue operations are ongoing and a team of NDRF are at the scene.

“We received a call around 3am and reached the spot by 4am. We rescued 4 people who were stuck under the debris,” said NDRF deputy commandant Sachidanand Gavde told The Hindustan Times.

Source: BBC and The Indian Express.

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