At least 11 people killed in building collapse in Vadodara, western India
AHMEDABAD, India (AFP) - At least 11 people were killed and several more feared trapped when a four-storey apartment block collapsed on Wednesday in a city in western India, officials said.
The public housing block, located in the city of Vadodara, some 110 kilometres from Ahmedabad, caved in before dawn, senior local government administrator Vinod Rao said.
“The death toll has risen to 11 from the building collapse,” he told AFP by telephone.
Rescuers moved in heavy machinery to remove bricks, mortar and cement as they searched for survivors.