MUMBAI, India — A dilapidated residential building collapsed in India’s financial and entertainment capital, Mumbai, killing at least three people and injuring 11 others, officials said Tuesday.

The four-story building collapsed late Monday night in the Kurla area of Mumbai. Dozens of rescuers were clearing the debris to find at least four residents still trapped, news agency Press Trust of India reported, quoting government administrator Pravina Morajkar.

At least three people died and more were injured after the Mumbai building collapsed late Monday night.
At least three people died and more were injured after the Mumbai building collapsed late Monday night.
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Rescue workers remove debris from the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai.
Rescue workers remove debris from the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai.
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Television news channels showed residents joining the fire and police officers in rescuing people from the wreckage and taking the injured to a hospital.

A boy grimaces as rescue workers carry him after he was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai.
A boy grimaces as rescue workers carry him after he was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai.
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Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra state’s environmental minister, said the families had been asked to vacate the dilapidated building some time ago but continued to live there.

Building collapses are common in India during the June-September monsoon season when heavy rains weaken the foundations of structures that are poorly built.

Rescue workers and firefighters search for survivors at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai.
Rescue workers and firefighters search for survivors at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai.
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A man is rescued from the debris of a four-story residential building that collapsed in Mumbai.
A man is rescued from the debris of a four-story residential building that collapsed in Mumbai.
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Rescuers look for survivors in the debris of a four-story residential building that collapsed in Mumbai.
Rescuers look for survivors in the debris of a four-story residential building that collapsed in Mumbai.
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