At least 46 people killed in India building collapse
April 5, 2013 -- Updated 1459 GMT (2259 HKT)
- NEW: The death toll rises to 46, according to police
- Rescuers are still searching through the rubble, police say
- The first four floors of the building were illegally occupied, authorities say
- Police have registered a homicide case against the builder, a CNN affiliate reports
New Delhi (CNN) -- At least 46 people have died -- including 17 children -- and dozens have been injured after an illegal building still under construction collapsed in western India, police said Friday.
The building, in Thane, about 10 kilometers northeast of central Mumbai, caved in on Thursday evening, said Digambar Jangale, a local police official.
Seventy people have been injured, according to another police official, Vinod Parab.
Rescuers are still searching through the wreckage, Jangale said, and five children are among those pulled alive from the rubble so far Friday.
Manoj Gohad, a senior local official, told CNN sister network IBN that people were illegally occupying the first four floors of the building even though it hadn't been completed or authorized.
Many killed in India building collapse
Jangale said the eighth floor was still under construction when the building gave way.
The collapse might have been the result of poor construction, he said, but authorities are still investigating what caused it.
Police have registered a case of culpable homicide against the builder of the structure, who is yet to be traced, according to IBN.
At least 19 dead in Tanzania building collapse
CNN's Jethro Mullen reported and wrote from Hong Kong, and Harmeet Shah Singh reported from New Delhi.
Part of complete coverage on
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1338 GMT (2138 HKT)
Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin says no jail term for his attackers can give him back what he has lost: His eyesight.
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1953 GMT (0353 HKT)
Michael Morton spent a quarter of a century in jail for killing his wife -- a crime he didn't commit.
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1535 GMT (2335 HKT)
A fire that engulfed Paul Walker's Porsche did not erupt until a minute after the car crashed.
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1236 GMT (2036 HKT)
When you've stood at the edge of space, regular life is always going to be a bit of a comedown.
Tensions between China and Japan are at their worst in half a century, the former top U.S. State Department official for East Asia told CNN's Amanpour.
Whatever business is generated in the West Bank seems to be derailed by the stalemate in peace talks and sporadic violence.
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1048 GMT (1848 HKT)
How did an ex-mining town in northern France become an art haven?
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1207 GMT (2007 HKT)
These photographic nuptials will either inspire, or mock, your own.
CNN's Amanda Davies gives her impression of the German Formula One racing driver and world champion.
December 3, 2013 -- Updated 1643 GMT (0043 HKT)
Heather Abbott is walking in four-inch heels seven months after losing her left leg in the Boston marathon bombing.
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1208 GMT (2008 HKT)
Taking pot shots at Amazon's delivery drone ... CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on tickling the drone's funny bone.
Today's five most popular stories