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Eight injured as part of building collapses

india Updated: Aug 26, 2007 21:07 IST

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A part of an under-construction building collapsed in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, injuring eight persons, fire brigade sources said.

The injured, most of them construction workers, were taken to nearby Hiranandani Hospital. None them is in critical condition, the sources said.

A slab of the 'podium', or the front part of the building in suburban Chandivali came crashing down, they said. The building is being constructed by well-known city-based real estate developers Raheja Builders.

This is the fourth case of building collapse in the metropolis in just over a month.

On August 19, four persons were injured when the ceiling of a popular club house collapsed in south Mumbai.

On August 17, two women and three children died when a major portion of five-storeyed 'Giridhar Bhavan' on Lamington Road in South Mumbai came crashing down.

The 'Laxmi Chhaya' building in suburban Borivli collapsed on July 18, killing 29 people.