Multiple Deaths Reported in Mumbai Building Collapse

Authorities in Mumbai said at least 14 people died when a four-story building collapsed in Kurla, east Mumbai, around midnight on Monday, June 27, though Indian media reported on Tuesday that the death toll had risen to 18.

Video shot by Sachin Haralkar on Tuesday shows National Disaster Response Force personnel at the site during daylight hours.

Pravina Morajkar, a member of Mumbai’s governing body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said 20 to 25 people were “likely” to be trapped under the debris, according to the Hindustan Times.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray announced that the families of the victims would receive 500,000 rupees (USD6,330) in compensation. Credit: Sachin Haralkar via Storyful

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