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At least 11 people were killed when a building collapsed in Bombay due to rains

Indian authorities said Thursday that at least 11 people, including eight children, were killed when a building collapsed in Bombay due to torrential monsoon rains.

According to the Swissinfo website, the authorities of the capital of Maharashtra state (west) said that the collapse of the building, which is located in a poor neighborhood on Wednesday evening, injured seven other people, indicating that six of the injured are in stable condition, while a 30-year-old woman was admitted to hospital in a state of emergency. critical.

Search and rescue operations will continue Thursday to find a large number of missing persons.

"Three people may be trapped (under the rubble) and search operations are still going on," the Indian Express daily quoted Prapat Rhangdel, a Mumbai municipality official, as saying.

Residents of nearby buildings, which appear to be in poor and dangerous condition, were evacuated.

Collapses of poorly constructed buildings frequently occur during the rainy season, which began on Wednesday in Bombay, and often cause floods that disrupt traffic.