20th August 06:15 AM
At least 10 people dead and many trapped after building collapses in India
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 17/07/2019
Rescuers are searching debris to find those trapped inside the building in Dongri [Photo:BBC]

At least 10 people have been killed and many remain trapped after a four‑storey building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai.

The cause of the collapse is not clear.

Reports say the building was up to 100 years old. Recent monsoon flooding may also have been a factor.

BBC reports that it's estimated disasters such as this kill about 2,000 people a year in India. Poor construction standards are often blamed.

Ten people have been declared dead, including three children. Eight others have been admitted to hospital.

Images show people forming a human chain to remove debris with their bare hands.

[Source:BBC]

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