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INDIA: Eight feared dead, 25 others trapped in building collapse

INDIA: Eight feared dead, 25 others trapped in building collapse

No fewer than eight victims are feared dead and another 25 others trapped following the collapse of a three-storey building on the outskirts of the city of Mumbai, in India.

Satya Pradhan, the chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said in a tweet on Monday that the building collapsed in the early morning hours as residents slept inside.

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The unfortunate incident in the city of Bhiwandi, about 40km (25 miles) from Mumbai, occurred around 3:40am local time (22:10 GMT on Sunday), local authorities said.

Images broadcast on the NDRF’s official Twitter page showed emergency workers combing through concrete and brick rubble with electrical wires hanging over their heads.

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