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Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 34

Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 34

Officials said 34 people, including children, died when the residential building gave way on Thursday morning in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar following heavy rains.

21 killed as old Mumbai building collapses after rains

21 killed as old Mumbai building collapses after rains

Rescuers were searching for survivors at the site of the collapsed five-storey building, believed to be about 100 years old, in the busy Bhendi Bazar market area.

Owner arrested after Mumbai building collapse kills 17

Owner arrested after Mumbai building collapse kills 17

Indian police on Wednesday arrested the owner of several apartments in a four-storey building that collapsed in Mumbai killing 17 people, an official said, adding the cause of the disaster was likely unauthorised renovation.

Mumbai building collapse kills six, many feared trapped

Mumbai building collapse kills six, many feared trapped

At least six people were crushed to death when a four-storey building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, the latest incident to highlight poor construction standards in the country.

Six killed in Pakistan building collapse

Six killed in Pakistan building collapse

At least six people were killed and 10 others were injured in southern Pakistan when a three-storey building collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday, an official said.

Two dead after Kenya building collapse

Two dead after Kenya building collapse

The mother of two children rescued from a collapsed seven-storey building in Nairobi has died in hospital, officials said Wednesday, amid fears more people are trapped under the rubble.

Rescuers try to save woman trapped in Colombo building

Rescuers try to save woman trapped in Colombo building

Rescuers were digging through rubble trying to save a woman they feared was trapped inside a collapsed wedding reception hall in Colombo, officials said after confirming that one man had been killed and 23 injured.

27 injured as building collapses in Sri Lanka's capital

27 injured as building collapses in Sri Lanka's capital

At least 27 people were injured after a five-storey building collapsed in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday and police and the army were looking for survivors.

25 missing, 20 firemen killed in Iran building collapse

25 missing, 20 firemen killed in Iran building collapse

Iranian officials said on Friday that 25 people were still unaccounted for after the collapse of a 17-storey commercial building in Tehran on Thursday, in addition to 20 firefighters who were killed in the disaster, state TV reported.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly India building collapse

Family of six feared trapped in deadly India building collapse

Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Bangladesh charges 38 with murder over garment factory collapse

Bangladesh charges 38 with murder over garment factory collapse

A court in Bangladesh formally charged 38 people with murder on Monday in connection with the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building which killed 1,135 people in the country's worst industrial disaster.

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

A woman was pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides ...