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 least 10 beings and injuring another three, police said Sunday.

Rescuers working through the night with sledgehammers and chainsaws pulled alive 10 parties from the debris of the building that came crashing down in Indore, a town 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 constructing collapsed after a automobile crushed its front portion.

The hotel with 25 rooms is present in the commercial hub of Indore, close to railway and bus terminals. Indore is nearly 900 kilometres( 560 miles) south of New Delhi.

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

Building collapses are common in India as developers try to cut corners by employing substandard substances, and as multi-story organizes are erected with inadequate supervision. The massive demand for housing around India’s metropolitans and permeating bribery often result in developers adding illegal storeys or putting up illegal buildings.

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


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