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Building collapse kills 3 people in India’s Mumbai city

Jun 27, 2022, 12:28 PM | Updated: Jun 28, 2022, 12:32 am

A woman is carried on. stretcher after being rescued from the debris of a four-story residential bu...

A woman is carried on. stretcher after being rescued from the debris of a four-story residential building that collapsed in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. At least three people died and more were injured after the building collapsed late Monday night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A dilapidated residential building collapsed in India’s financial and entertainment capital, Mumbai, killing at least three people and injuring 11 others, officials said Tuesday.

The four-story building collapsed late Monday night in the Kurla area of Mumbai. Dozens of rescuers were clearing the debris to find at least four residents still trapped, news agency Press Trust of India reported, quoting government administrator Pravina Morajkar.

Television news channels showed residents joining the fire and police officers in rescuing people from the wreckage and taking the injured to a hospital.

Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra state’s environmental minister, said the families had been asked to vacate the dilapidated building some time ago but continued to live there.

Building collapses are common in India during the June-September monsoon season when heavy rains weaken the foundations of structures that are poorly built.

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