Mumbai building collapses after heavy rain

Search and rescue workers at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai, India, on Aug 31, 2017.
Search and rescue workers at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai, India, on Aug 31, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

At least 21 people died yesterday when a building collapsed in India's financial capital Mumbai, as the city mops up after heavy rain that has wreaked havoc in many parts of South Asia.

Thirteen people were rescued, but some were feared trapped under the rubble in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.

This was the most recent deadly housing collapse to strike the metropolis, shining a spotlight on poor construction standards in India.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2017, with the headline 'Mumbai building collapses after heavy rain'. Print Edition | Subscribe