Six killed as building collapses in Mumbai

Thane: Six women were killed and 20 others injured after a four-storeyed building collapsed at Bhiwandi town here.

The building at the Gautam Compound Navi Basti reportedly housed nearly a hundred families. Many others were feared trapped in the debris after it collapsed last night, police said.

It was originally a two storey building and two floors, possibly illegal, were built later, police said.

The rescue operation was supervised by district collector A L Jarhad, officials said.

The deceased were identified as Mashid Hakim Shaikh (23), Sahana Jaffar Shaikh (18), Mehbooba Shaikh (45), Sufali Shaikh (80), Safia Illias Shaikh (30) and Kalina Shaikh (22).