At least nine people have reportedly been killed and several others injured after being buried under rubble when an under construction building collapsed in Balewadi area near Pune, on 29 July.
The labourers working on the 13th floor of the building fell after a cement slab collapsed. Eight of them reportedly died on the spot, while some were buried under the debris.
Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and rescue operation is underway.
Visuals of the spot near Pune where part of an under-construction building collapsed killing 9 and injuring over 10 pic.twitter.com/0P80aycUMb— ANI (@ANI_news) July 29, 2016
According to PTI, the incident occurred in the building, named 'Pride Express', at around 11 am.
"Our personnel are removing the debris to see whether more people are trapped inside," a fire brigade officer at the spot told PTI.
Meanwhile, the police are trying to obtain more information about the building owner and contractor, among others.