7 Killed in Mumbai Garment Factory Collapse
Around 1 a.m. on July 4, 2013, a two-story building that housed a garment factory collapsed in Bhiwandi, Mumbai, India. As of Monday July 8, seven people were dead, 15 were injured and four people were still trapped. Heavy monsoon rains are likely to blame, though poor factory conditions were part of the problem.
Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh admitted that the building was illegal and unauthorised construction was taking place.
The building was reportedly being extended, with some suggesting the collapse could have been caused by heavy monsoon rains, the Wall Street Journal reported.