11 dead in Mumbai residential building collapse
Published: 10:45 AM, 10 June 2021 Updated: 12:22 PM, 10 June 2021
At least 11 people, including eight children, were killed after a residential building collapsed in a slum in the western Indian city of Mumbai.
The incident took place late on Wednesday night after the city witnessed heavy rainfall throughout the day.
Local media reported that seven other residents were injured in the incident even as search and rescue operations continued for several others feared missing.
Residents have been evacuated from nearby structures considered to be in a dangerous condition as heavy rains are likely to continue in the coming days. The city has been put on high alert because the rains are also causing water logging in several areas.
“Three persons are still suspected to be trapped and the search operation is on to find them,” Prabhat Rahangdale from the Mumbai city authority said.
Collapses of poorly constructed buildings are common in India, especially during the monsoon season.