Rescuers have been pulling survivors from the rubble of a multi-story building that has collapsed in India, killing at least six people and trapping dozens more.
The four or five-story apartment block in Mumbai fell down early on Friday morning, local time. It is the latest in a series of such accidents that are often blamed on shoddy building standards in the country.
“I have been asking the authorities to renovate and repair the building since 2007,” said former building administrator Suresh Jadhav. “This accident has occurred because of delays in repairing the building.”
As desperate relatives checked the list of victims, rescue efforts were continuing. Reports suggest the block was around 30 years old and belonged to the city’s municipal authority. Those living there were said to be its employees and their families. Some sources suggest that they had been asked to leave it earlier this year although there are no details about why that request was made.