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Mumbai building collapse: Death toll rises 8; many feared trapped

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Mumbai: At least eight persons were killed when a four-storey dilapidated residential building collapsed in Ghatkopar suburb of Mumbai on Tuesday morning.

Twelve persons have been extricated safely and efforts were underway to rescue the others from under the debris of the ill-fated Sai Darshan building which collapsed in Ghatkopar’s Damodar Park area this morning.

Fire brigade personnel and rescue officials have rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway to pull out those stuck in the debris. A JCB excavator is being used to shift rubble.

Around 15-16 families used to reside in the building believed to be constructed 40-50 years ago, sources said.

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