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Builder arrested after Maharashtra building collapse kills 16

The builder who contracted a five-storey building in Maharashtra has been arrested following a collapse last month that saw at least 16 people killed.

The building collapsed during heavy monsoon rains in Mahad in the Raigad district, south of Mumbai. 

The office of the chief minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, tweeted about his contact with local representatives: “He has assured them that all possible support will be extended for speedy rescue and relief works.”

It is undetermined what exactly caused the collapse, but many collapses of this sort happen during the monsoon season. Monsoon season this year has led to over one thousand deaths, 800 of those in India, according to AFP news.

The collapsed building was 10 years old. 

The builder, identified as Farooq Mamoodmiya Kazi, has been arrested alongside two other people.

See more from Yahoo here, Tribune India here and Times Now News here.

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