• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Building collapse kills six in India’s Mumbai

Indian rescue workers look for survivors in debris at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

At least six people were crushed to death when a four-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai Tuesday (25), the latest incident to highlight poor construction standards in the country. Rescuers pulled a dozen others out of the rubble alive, some seriously injured, after the structure gave way mid-morning in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar, officials said. “The death toll is now six. We think around 15 may still be trapped and rescue operations are ongoing,” Tanaji Kamble, a disaster management spokesman for Mumbai’s civic administrative body, said. Building collapses are common in India, especially during the annual monsoon season…

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