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Survivors pulled from the rubble of collapsed Mumbai building

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Rescue workers use a stretcher to carry a man who was rescued from the collapsed residential building in Mumbai, India on Sept. 27.

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Rescue workers carry a girl out from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Mumbai, Sept. 27.

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Rescue work in progress after a four-story residential building collapsed in Mumbai on Sept. 27.

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A woman cries as she waits near the site of a building collapse in Mumbai on Sept. 27.

By Rajendra Jadhav, Reuters

A five-story apartment block collapsed on Friday in the Indian financial center of Mumbai, killing at least four people and trapping scores in the latest accident to underscore shoddy building standards in Asia's third-largest economy.

The building collapsed at about 5:45 a.m. local time (8:30 p.m. ET Thursday) and more than 110 people were still trapped by early afternoon, said Ram Barot, an official of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. The corporation's employees were housed in the building.

A neighbor in the next block said she heard a loud cracking sound as the building caved in.

"As dust settled, I realized BMC building was gone," the neighbor, Catherine James, told Reuters.  Full story.

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Rescue workers use a stretcher to carry a woman pulled from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai, Sept. 27.

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A survivor is rescued from the rubble after a residential building collapsed in Mumbai, Sept. 27.