At Least 9 Dead in Indian Hotel Collapse

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By Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN

NEW DELHI (CNN) — At least nine people were killed and 15 others injured when a hotel building collapsed in southern India Monday, police said.

The three-storey building was located in Secunderabad, a city in Andhra Pradesh state, senior police official Anjani Kumar told CNN.

Rescue operations are ongoing at the scene, he said. The cause of the collapse would be investigated once the rescue phase was over, he added.

According to Municipal Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu, 19 people have so far been pulled from under the rubble.

At least two people were still believed to be trapped, he said. “We are trying to pull them out.”