Rescuers search wreckage of four-storey building in Indore for survivors after incident on Saturday night

A four-storey rickety hotel building collapsed in central India, killing at the least 10 beings and wounded another three, police said Sunday.

Rescuers working through the darknes with sledgehammers and chainsaws attracted alive 10 beings from the debris of the building that came gate-crashing down in Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh state, on Saturday night, said police officer Sanju Kamle.

Up to five people may still be trapped under the rubble, said Nishant Warwade, the district collector.

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April 1, 2018

The Times of India newspaper said the dilapidated improving collapsed after a vehicle crushed its figurehead portion.

The hotel with 25 chambers was located in the commercial centre of Indore, close to railway and bus stations. Indore is nearly 900 kilometres( 560 miles) south of New Delhi.

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At least 10 people killed when a hotel collapsed in Indore, 600 km north-east of Mumbai. Photograph: Guardian graphics

Building breakdowns are common in India as developers try to cut corners by using substandard information, and as multi-story structures are made with inadequate supervising. The massive demand for housing around India’s cities and permeating bribery often result in builders contributing illegal storeys or putting up illegal buildings.

In August 2017, 33 parties were killed when an apartment building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai.

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