At least 10 dead after building collapses in India, many feared trapped

In an untoward incident on Monday morning, ten people were killed and around 25 were feared trapped after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Bhiwandi near Mumbai.

The accident in the city of Bhiwandi, which neighbours India’s financial capital Mumbai, occurred around 3.40am (5.40am, Singapore time), local authorities said.

Initial reports suggest that 31 people have been rescued from the rubble of the building in Patel Compound area. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued 11 people from the site of the accident including one child.

Dozens are still feared trapped under the debris, according to ANI.

A team of fire brigade and police are also working at the spot.

Around 20 families were reportedly staying inside the building which was reportedly 40 years old.