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NOT AGAIN Mumbai Apartment Complex Collapses Monsoon rains hit Mumbai, June 10, 2013. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

Mumbai Apartment Complex Collapses

A large apartment building collapsed in central Mumbai on Monday night, with at least 20 people believed to be trapped inside, according to officials. India’s Mumbai has been hit with a deluge of rain during the last two days, which might have led the multi-storied complex to cave in. Located near the famed Mahim shrine, the building also housed a car showroom on its ground floor. The latest disaster comes just two months after a seven-story building collapsed on the city’s outskirts, killing 74 people and underscoring unsafe construction standards in India, where the high demand for housing has led to fewer safety inspections and cost-cutting.

 

June 10, 2013 1:14 PM