NEW DELHI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least five people have been injured and 50 others feared trapped under the debris of a five- storey building which collapsed in Mumbai Friday, a police official said.
"The building collapsed near the Dockyard Road in Mumbai at 6. 30 a.m. (local time). Some 12 fire engines have been rushed to the spot and so far five people have been rescued from under the debris. They have been admitted to a local hospital with minor injuries," he said, on condition of anonymity.
More than 50 people are still feared trapped inside the debris of the building, which is the official staff quarters for the city 's civic body employees, the official said, adding that rescue operations are on full swing to bring them out.
Building collapses are common in India often because of poor construction practices.
In June, five people were killed in a building collapse in Mumbai while 74 people died in another building collapse on the outskirts of the city in April.