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11 people have been reportedly crushed to death, including eight children, with several others injured after a building collapsed on another structure.

The two-storey structure fell after heavy rain fell throughout the city during the day in Malwani, Mumbai.

A civic official has said eight children are believed to have been killed alongside three adults in the Indian disaster.

Search and rescue operations are currently underway as authorities scramble to look through the rubble.

The incident was reported at around 11.10pm local time (7.10pm GMT) from a slum in the Malvani area.

Police and firefighters are at the scene and carrying out operations to search for survivors.

Locals living nearby have also been evacuated from three-storey building, writes The Indian Express, as it was in a dilapidated condition.

Deputy Municipal Commissioner Prabhat Rahangdale of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said: “Three persons are still suspected to be trapped and the search operation is on to find them.”

The BMC official added that three of the children were aged eight, nine and 13, while the other eight other victims were yet to be fully identified.

He added that seven others were injured with one person fighting for their life after the horror collapse.

Those who have been rescued from under the debris have been rushed to nearby hospitals.

Other local news reports that a single-storey house fell onto another, and it is not yet confirmed if it was higher than one-storey high.

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It's feared the number of people injured or killed in the collapse could be higher as search and rescue operations continue.

Local television showed pictures of rescue workers pulling out debris in a narrow lane, as relatives and onlookers milled about.

Incidents of building collapses become more common in India's financial capital of Mumbai during the monsoon.

Wednesday was the first day of heavy rains in the city.

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