Building collapses in India kills 11

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A dilapidated building has collapsed following heavy rain in the western Indian city of Mumbai, killing at least 11 people and injuring seven others.

Heavy monsoon rains during the day on Wednesday had flooded several parts of the city, which is India's financial and entertainment capital.

The three-storey building collapsed late on Wednesday night, and police officer Ravindra Kadam said dozens of rescuers were clearing the debris to find any trapped residents.

The New Delhi Television channel said the building collapsed onto another structure in a slum in the Malad West area of Mumbai.

Residents joined the fire and police officers in rescuing people and they took the seven injured to a hospital in the suburban Kandivali area.

Mumbai recorded 222 millimetres of rain in 12 hours on Wednesday.

Tidal waves that reached up to 4. 6 metres prevented the rainfall being drained, and roads, rail tracks and neighbourhoods were left waterlogged.

Building collapses are common in India during the June-September monsoon season, when heavy rain weakens the foundations of poorly built structures.

In 2019, a three-storey building collapsed in a hilly area in the northern Indian town of Solan following heavy rains, killing 14 people.

A four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai the same year and killed 10 people.

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