Ten people are dead after a four story hotel collapsed.
The collapse happened in the city of Indore, India, at the Chhoti Gwaltoli Hotel. Authorities on the scene believe everyone in the building has been accounted for, and they believe they know the cause.
According to authorities, a large vehicle lost control and crashed into the building, damaging a support and causing the building to collapse. The building, which was 75 years old, was not very big, so the damage caused catastrophic structural failure.
While the official death count is ten, some reports say an eleventh person has died. Authorities have not confirmed that.
Photos and video from the scene show a total collapse of the structure.
Here is video from the scene from Ruptly.
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Ten people were killed and two were injured when a four-story hotel collapsed in a crowded part of the central Indian city of Indore late on Saturday, a local police official said.
Rescue operations were complete and no other casualties were likely, assistant sub-inspector Ramesh Kirade told Reuters by telephone.
While the building was old, the reason for its collapse was not immediately known, Kirade said.
According to local news reports, the building collapsed after a heavy vehicle rammed into it.
Building collapses are common in India, where unscrupulous builders and officials often dodge regulations or overlook the need to renovate old structures.
In August, a 117-year-old building collapsed in the financial hub of Mumbai killing at least 22 people.