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Eleven people have died, including eight children, after a building collapsed in Mumbai on the first day of heavy rainfall in the city.
Officials reportedly blamed the tragedy Weather that hit the city yesterday.
According to local authorities, the disaster occurred on Wednesday evening when one residential building fell on top of another.
It happened in the northern suburbs of India’s largest city, and officials warned that more people could be trapped inside the rubble.
Along with nearly a dozen dead, 15 people were reportedly injured and taken to nearby hospitals.
Local media showed photographs of rescuers taking out trash in a narrow street in front of relatives and observers.
Residents of three nearby buildings were reportedly also evacuated as they were in poor condition.
ANI News Agency reported that Deputy Police Commissioner Vishal Thakur stated: “15 people, including women and children, were rescued and transferred to the hospital.
“There is a possibility that more people will get stuck under the rubble. There are teams here to save people. “
Hindustan Times reports that Maharashtra Minister Aslam Sheikh, who visited the site of the disaster, said the collapse was due to rain.
Building collapses are more common in India’s financial capital Mumbai during the rainy season.
Wednesday was the first day of heavy rains that hit the city and its suburbs, causing flooding on roads and railways.
India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) reportedly issued a “red alert” to Mumbai, as well as neighboring Tane, Palgar and Raigad areas, warning of “very heavy or extremely heavy rainfall” in the affected regions.
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