The death toll from the collapse of the multi-storey building in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi rose to ten on Monday even as five people were rescued from the rubble. The number of killed people include seven children three others.
A four-year old boy was pulled alive by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is carrying out rescue efforts. According to a report by PTI, ten are still feared trapped under the debris.
As per initial information, 20 people have been rescued by locals after the building collapsed in the Patel compound area of the city. The injured have been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The 43-year-old Jhilani building collapsed at around 3:40 am. It had 40 flats and housed around 150 people.
The teams were using a canine squad to search persons trapped in the debris, PTI reported NDRF Director General S N Pradhan as saying.
A team of fire brigade and police are also working at the spot.
As a precautionary measure, power supply to the area has been snapped, PTI reported quoting an official.