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  • Rescuers seek for survivors after Mumbai constructing collapse kills 11.
  • Wednesday was the primary day of heavy rains in Mumbai, because the monsoon moved up India’s west coast.
  • Virtually yearly, some buildings collapse within the densely-populated metropolis, as a result of their poor building.

MUMBAI: Rescue employees in Mumbai frantically looked for survivors beneath the rubble on the morning after a constructing collapse killed at the least 11 folks, together with eight kids, following the primary downpour of the monsoon season.

Resident Mohammed Rafiq Siddiqui stated he had misplaced 9 members of the family when a four-story tenement block got here down on the adjoining constructing the place he lived late on Wednesday night.

“I left home at 10.30 pm to fetch some milk, but by the time I came home the building had collapsed,” Siddiqui instructed Reuters.

“People came to help us when the building collapsed, the police came, but they couldn’t do anything,” he stated as he stood within the slim lane the place relations had gathered, desperately hoping that rescuers would discover somebody alive.

Eight injured folks had been taken to hospitals, officers stated.

Wednesday was the primary day of heavy rains in Mumbai, because the monsoon moved up India’s west coast, and virtually yearly some buildings collapse within the densely-populated metropolis, as a result of their poor building.

Mumbai and its suburbs had been prone to obtain reasonable to heavy rainfall within the subsequent 24 hours, the climate division stated in a each day bulletin.

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