translated from Spanish: Building collapses in India and leaves 8 people lifeless

New Delhi, India.- At least eight people lost their lives Monday morning in central India after a building that needed repairs collapsed, according to the authorities. Rescuers worked to try to free dozens of people feared to be trapped in the rubble of the four-story building in Maharashtra state.
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At least 11 people were injured when the building fell apart, said Pankaj Ashiya, Commissioner of Bhiwandi, in Thane District, a suburb of the Indian financial capital, Mumbai.The building was over 30 years old and needed repairs, which had not been possible due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said. Maharashtra is one of the most affected states of the virus in India, with more than one million cases confirmed. India has reported more than 5 million cases. The building collapsed around 4 a.m., according to the Indian National Disaster Response Force.

Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly visits the site of the collapse. Twitter: @Awhadspeaks

Building collapses are common in India during monsoon season, from June to September, when downpers weaken the foundations of old or poorly built structures.

Original source in Spanish

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