Dozens Trapped in Mumbai Building Collapse

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai at day-break in the latest accident in India's financial capital, killing at least one person with dozens feared trapped inside.

Dozens Trapped in Mumbai Building Collapse

Local people put the number of residents usually inside the apartment block as high as 60, Al Jazeera reported.

Rescue workers pulled about 20 people from the ruins of the building, which was believed to have been 35 years old.

Five other apartment blocks have collapsed in or close to Mumbai in recent months, including one in April that killed 74 people.

Across India, building collapses have become relatively common. Massive demand for housing around India's fast-growing cities combined with widespread corruption often result in builders using substandard materials or adding unauthorised floors.

 

 

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