At least 14 people were killed after monsoon rains caused a four-storey building to collapse in Indian megacity Mumbai, authorities said. City officials said the structure, located next to a slum in a central city district, collapsed just before midnight on Monday, trapping more than 20 residents. By Tuesday afternoon 13 people had been rescued but emergency workers retrieved 14 bodies from the rubble.
"Search and rescue operations are continuing'', a spokesperson for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said.
Six of those killed in the incident were between 18 and 21 years old, city authorities said. Continued heavy rainfall hampered operations as rescuers moved concrete slabs and sifted through mud and rubble searching for survivors. — AFP