Maihar (MP), Aug 20: A woman was killed and seven others today when a three-storey building collapsed here in Satna district, officials said.
One woman was killed and seven others have been injured in the incident, while 9-12 persons are feared trapped in the debris, Satna Collector Naresh Pal told PTI.
The incident took place around noon when the Madhya Pradesh Housing Board building, consisting of residential flats and some shops came down crashing amid incessant rainfall, he said.
The deceased, yet to be identified, was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed during treatment, Pal said. "Initially, it appears that the building collapsed due to sub standard material used in its construction.
The 22 shops on the ground floor were constructed in 2013-14, while the 20 residential flats on second and third floors were built in 2014-15," he added.
The official said there may be a possibility that the building could not have withstand the water that had inundated around it due to persistent downpour for the past two-three days. Rescue operation is underway at war-footing, Pal said.