Mumbai police arrest 3 officials over building collapse
MUMBAI (AFP) - Indian police on Tuesday arrested three officials working for the Mumbai city government over the collapse of an apartment block last week that killed 60 people, a spokesman said.
The accident happened early on Friday while more than 90 people were inside the building owned by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). It was the latest in a string of collapses to hit the financial capital.
Police on Sunday arrested one man reported to occupy a ground-floor office and warehouse in the building, who was accused of carrying out faulty and unauthorised renovations on the building in east Mumbai.
The latest arrests are of MCGM staff, who are due to appear in court on Wednesday, corporation spokesman Vijay Khabale Patil told AFP.