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A dilapidated apartment building collapsed in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai, killing at least three people and injuring eleven, local authorities said, citing the Associated Press.

The four-storey building collapsed late last night in the Kurla area. 

Dozens of rescuers are clearing the rubble, under which at least four people are buried.

Televisions aired footage showing locals helping the fire department and police.

Aditya Tekeray, Maharashtra's environment minister, said families living in the dilapidated building had recently been asked to leave, but they continued to live there.

At least 35 people have died in India after heavy rains

In India, buildings often collapse during the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September.

Heavy rains undermine the foundations of poorly constructed buildings, the AP notes. 

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