Mumbai building collapses kill 15

AFP-JIJI

A four-story building collapsed in Mumbai on Saturday, killing five people in the second such incident in as many days.

The dilapidated building, located in a busy market area in suburban Dahisar, was vacated two years ago but local vegetable vendors continued to use it as a night shelter, officials said.

On Friday, an apartment block collapsed in Thane district, in Mumbai’s outskirts, leaving at least 10 people dead.

“There have been 10 deaths: five adults and five children,” said K.P. Raghuvanshi, police commissioner of Thane district. Police said 14 others suffered minor injuries.