A brown building with clock towers, domes and pyramidal tops. Also a busiest railway station in India. A wide street in front of it.
Local media say 17 people have been wounded.
At least 11 people have died as the two-story building collapsed in the western Indian city of Mumbai.
Up to now there have been 11 reported dead, including eight children.
“The incident took place around 10:15 pm. I came out after two persons asked us to leave the building. As I was rushing out, I saw three buildings, including a dairy, were demolished near our building,” the Mumbai Mirror newspaper quoted a local in the city as saying.
Local media say as many as 17 people have been injured; those still needing treatment have been taken to a local hospital.
Maharashtra state’s Minister Aslam Shaikh said rescue efforts are continuing to search for survivors who may still be trapped beneath the debris.
According to reports, the building collapsed in about 10.30pm on Wednesday night after the first rainfall of the monsoon season, around 6.30pm today.
Witnesses said the two-story building had fallen onto smaller buildings along it.
काल रात्री मालवणी गेट क्र. ८, मालाड (पश्चिम) येथे इमारत कोसळल्याची घटना घडली. अग्निशमन दलाचे जवान बचाव कार्य करत आहेत.
३ मजली इमारतीचा दुसरा व तिसरा मजला लगतच्या १ मजली चाळीवर कोसळले. या घटनेत १७ व्यक्ती जखमी झाले असून ११ व्यक्तींचे दुर्दैवी निधन झाले आहे. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Yi4tC27Oe8
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 10, 2021
11 including 8 children killed, 7 injured in Malad house collapse. BL Soni @fpjindia @mybmc @mumbaimatterz @diptivsingh @srmishra319 @KAIWANT #mumbairain #MumbaiMonsoon #buildingcollapse https://t.co/oivoEjuqOS pic.twitter.com/GhQMBClRpB
— Waldemar Whosane (@HRH162) June 10, 2021
My thoughts are with the families of victims who lost their loved ones. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. We express our full support for the ongoing rescue efforts at the site of the tragedy. https://t.co/oJ65FL4lnz
— Aslam Shaikh, INC (@AslamShaikh_MLA) June 10, 2021