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 people and wounded another three, police said Sunday.

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

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


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The Times of India newspaper said the dilapidated building collapsed after a automobile smashed its figurehead portion.

The hotel with 25 areas may be found in the commercial-grade hub of Indore, close to railway and bus terminals. Indore is nearly 900 kilometres( 560 miles) south of New Delhi.

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

Building downfalls are common in India as builders try to cut corners by exploiting substandard substances, and as multi-story formations are erected with inadequate oversight. The massive demand for housing around India’s municipalities and prevalent decay often result in developers lending unauthorized storeys or putting up illegal buildings.

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


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