A man stands on the rubble of a collapsed building in the Thane district, near Mumbai
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India building collapse near Mumbai kills 45

At least 45 people have died, including 15 children, after a building being constructed illegally collapsed near the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.

About 70 people were injured and many are feared trapped beneath the seven-storey bloc in Thane after the incident on Thursday evening.

Building work was going on even though four floors were already occupied. A search for survivors is continuing.

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports.

  • 05 Apr 2013