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At least eight people have died after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Bhiwandi near Mumbai. (ANI)
At least eight people have died after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Bhiwandi near Mumbai. (ANI)

10 dead after a three-storeyed building collapses in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi

Bhiwandi building collapse: A child was pulled alive by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is carrying out rescue efforts

At least ten people have died after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Bhiwandi near Mumbai early this morning, police said as reported by news agencies. Around 20 people are still feared trapped in the building.

Five persons, including a child, have been rescued so far after the building caved in early on Monday, police said, adding search operations are underway.

Personnel of the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) were seen pulling out a child from the debris and feeding him water.

A civic official told PTI that the building, situated at Patel Compound at Narpoli near Dhamankar Naka, collapsed at 3.40 am, while the residents were asleep.

Around 20 occupants of the building are feared trapped in the debris of the collapsed building, he said.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was also rushed to the spot.

"20-25 feared trapped, CANINE SEARCH ON, More #NDRF teams en route," tweeted NDRF DG S N Pradhan.

A portion of the building collapsed and many occupants were trapped in the debris of the collapsed building, a Thane Municipal Corporation official said.

It was not known how old was the Jhilani building, as it was called, and if it was in the list of dilapidated structures marked by the civic body, the official said

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