10 dead, several feared trapped as four-storey building collapses in Indore

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Kamle said the hotel building, having around 15 rooms, was almost 60 years old and in a dilapidated condition from inside.

Ten people were killed and two were injured when a four-storey hotel collapsed in a crowded part of Indore in Madhya Pradesh late on Saturday, a local police official said.

It is suspected that around 9.17 pm, a speeding vehicle hit the hotel leading to its collapse.

Indore Commissioner Sanjay Dubey said a detailed inquiry will be held to ascertain the reason behind the collapse.

"Till now, seven people have been rescued from the debris".

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Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called an urgent meeting with authorities in Bhopal to take stock of the situation. "I pray that everyone survives and those wounded recover soon".

The reports said Indore collector Nishant Warwade ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

Building collapses are common in India as builders try to cut corners by using substandard materials, and as multi-story structures are erected with inadequate supervision.

However, it was not yet clear as to how many people were present in the hotel at the time of the mishap, he said.