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At least 10 dead, dozens feared trapped after a hotel collapses in India


At least 10 people were killed and dozens feared trapped after a four-story hotel collapsed in Indore, India Saturday evening local time, according to reports.

More than 24 people may be trapped in the rubble, according to the Times of India. Fire fighters and others, some operating heavy machinery, were searching for survivors.


Police put the death toll at 10 as of early Sunday morning, according to the newspaper. Police told the Times that they were unable to ascertain how many people had been occupying the hotel at the time of the accident.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. local time, according to the U.K. publication The Mirror. It is not yet clear what caused the collapse, which took place in what was a busy area with a bus stop and restaurants.

Indore is located in west-central India and has a population of about 2 million. It's known as the home of 200-year-old Rajwada palace.