The death toll from the collapse of the multi-storey building in Indian state Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi rose to ten on Monday even as five people were rescued from the rubble, news agency ANI reported citing the spokesperson of the Thane Municipal Corporation.
A child was pulled alive by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is carrying out rescue efforts. Dozens are still feared trapped under the debris, according to ANI.
As per initial information, 20 people have been rescued by locals after the building collapsed in the Patel compound area of the city.
The building collapsed at around 3:40 am (local time). A team of fire brigade and police are also working at the spot.
Around 20 families were reportedly staying inside the building which was reportedly 40 years old.