The death toll in the collapse of a residential building in Mumbai rose to six people

© AFP 2017 / Punit Ragaperras at the scene of the building collapse in Mumbai, India. 31 August 2017The death toll in the collapse of a residential building in Mumbai rose to six people© AFP 2017 / Punit Paranjpe

At least six people were killed and thirteen injured in the collapse of five-storey residential building in Mumbai, reports news Agency ANI.

Earlier it was reported 3 dead and nine injured.

Another 20 people may still be under the rubble, just building housed eleven families. Works at a place ten fire brigades. It is noted that the beginning of the rescue work was complicated by the fact that the building is situated at the local market, hindered the passage of fire engines to the scene.

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The building, located in the district of Dongri in the South of the city, collapsed on Thursday at about 08.40 am (06.10 GMT). The exact cause of the incident is not known, but according to reports, we are talking about 50-year-old building. In addition, the incident occurred two days after a powerful rainstorm in Mumbai, hit of the day on the town more than 30 inches of precipitation. The storm was the strongest over the last 12 years in Mumbai and a day almost completely paralyzed life in the financial capital of India.

Such incidents happen in India quite regularly in the rainy season (June-September). The reason be not so much heavy precipitation, as the violation of safety regulations during the construction and operation of buildings, in particular, the use of substandard building materials.

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