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Rescue workers carry a girl who was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai September 27, 2013.

Mumbai building collapse toll shoots to 25

28 September 2013

The death toll in Friday's collapse of a four-storey building here shot up to 25, with 32 people injured, including four who are serious, officials said. The death toll could increase as at least another dozen people remain trapped below the debris, officials of the BMC Disaster Control said. Till now, 20 people were rescued without injuries and search operations are underway on a war footing to save many more feared trapped under the rubble, said an official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control unit. Situated near the Dockyard Road, south Mumbai, the 33-year-old building was a civic employees' staff quarters, said an official of the chief minister's office.