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Highlights:

  • The incident occurred close to midnight in a northern suburb of Mumbai
  • Eight people were injured and have been moved to nearby hospitals
  • Officials say that more people could be trapped under the debris

According to the officials, around eleven people, including eight children, died after a Mumbai residential building collapsed on top of another building late on Wednesday. In addition, eight people were injured and are moved to nearby hospitals.

They added that the incident occurred around 11:15 pm on Wednesday at the New Collector Compound on Abdul Hamid Road in the Malwani area. Therefore, there are chances that more people could be trapped inside the debris.

According to BMC officials, the house fell on a single-story structure. An adjoining three-story building is also unstable. The building collapsed after heavy rains strikes in Mumbai and its suburbs, causing flooding on roads and rail tracks and disrupting suburban train services.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ for Mumbai, and neighboring Thane, Palghar, and Raigad districts. It has warned of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places there.

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