India's Hyderabad building collapse leaves six dead


At least six people, including two children, have been killed in a building collapse near the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

The Press Trust of India news agency quoted the police as saying the wall of a building collapsed on two neighbouring huts in MJ Colony area.

Earlier in July at least 12 people died in a building collapse near Hyderabad.

Correspondents say such incidents are common in India and are often blamed on poor construction practices.

Reports said heavy rain had been lashing the city since Sunday and may have led to the incident.

Last month, nine people were killed in two separate building collapses in the western city of Mumbai.

In April, 74 people were killed in another building collapse on the outskirts of Mumbai.

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