[Updated at 2:06 p.m.]At least 32 people are dead and 40 are injured aftera residential building collapsed in the Indian capital Monday night, New Delhi fire-service chief R.C. Sharma told CNN.
About two dozen people could still be trapped, he said.
[Posted at 1:04 p.m.]At least 23 people were killed when a residential building collapsed in the Indian capital Monday night, authorities said.
Another 40 people were pulled from the rubble and taken to local hospitals, New Delhi's municipal spokesman Deep Mathur told CNN.
Video from the scene showed residents digging through the debris with help from construction equipment. Some men carried dust-covered victims to waiting vehicles.
The five-story building apparently collapsed because its foundations had weakened from seepage of rain water from this year's heavy monsoons. The fallen structure was situated closely to the Yamuna River that flows through New Delhi.
Mathur said rescue operations were still on, and fire officials estimated that as many as 20 people could still be trapped.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit expressed her sympathy for the families of the victims and promised to "inquire into the causes of the tragedy."
"I don't know if we can call it negligence ... it seems people were living comfortably there," Dikshit told CNN sister network CNN-IBN.