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    Death Toll from Mumbai Building Collapse Rises to 34

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    At least 34 people have lost their lives after an old apartment building collapsed amid heavy rains in Mumbai, India’s financial hub, local media reported Friday.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — A three-year-old girl was among those killed, the Times of India reported. Thirteen people were reportedly pulled from under the debris, while it's believed that seven others remain trapped.

    The seven-floor building in the city’s south came down early Thursday, burying five families, a nursery school and two stores. The accident happened before the children arrived for the day.

    Meteorologists said Mumbai saw around four inches of rain over the course of just a few hours on Tuesday, according to the broadcaster NDTV. A downpour caused flash floods, submerging roads and knocking down trees. 

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