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Mumbai building collapse: Owner, Sena leader, allegedly made illegal alterations to building

Rescue operations continue. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 25, 2017, 07.11 AM (IST)

The death toll in the Mumbai building collapse has risen to 17, ANI reported. 

Rescue operations are continuing. 

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The four-storey residential building in Ghatkopar, a suburb in eastern Mumbai, had collapsed on Tuesday morning. 

As many as 30 others have been injured, ANI reported.

The fire service said another 11 people had been rescued. 

According to police, 19 people have been rescued so far.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the collapse site Tuesday night.

Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap, who owned the building, has been arrested and charged with culpable homicide.

He is accused of carrying out illegal alterations to the building.

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Yesterday, nine people had died after the four-storey building collapsed. 

Eyewitnesses said four persons were taken out from the rubble of the building that caved in, and rushed to hospital.

The structure that came down on Tuesday morning at the Ghatkopar's Damodar Park area which housed around 15 families.

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News reports said 14 fire tenders and two rescue vans were quickly rushed to the spot. 

At least 30 people are feared trapped. At least 10 persons were injured in the mishap (WION)

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