At least 10 dead in residential building collapse in India | Daily News

At least 10 dead in residential building collapse in India

A three-storey building on the outskirts of Mumbai has collapsed in the early morning hours as residents slept inside, killing at least 10 people, according to local reports.

A further 20 to 25 people are reportedly trapped in the building in Bhiwandi - about 40km (25 miles) from Mumbai - the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Monday, adding that rescuers were working to find and free them.

More than 40 emergency workers, including a team of 30 rescuers from the NDRF, are at the scene of the building collapse, an official told AFP news agency. At least two people have been rescued alive, NDRF tweeted.

The accident in the city of Bhiwandi occurred around 3:40am local time (22:10 GMT on Sunday), local authorities said. (Al Jazeera)