>> A desperate search for survivors in Mumbai, rescuers sifting through the remains of a collapsed building on Thursday. Several bodies have been pulled from the rubble, and with dozens of people missing, the number of dead is expected to rise as the search continues. Reuters Mumbai correspondent Abhirup Roy is on the scene.
>> This is sort of a wholesale market place where there are narrow lanes, which is hampering rescue operations, but hundreds of rescue workers are trying to dig bodies out of the rubble. A lot of people are still trapped in the debris and in the heat and the dust and smoke, and massive crowd that is accommodated here, it's not helping at all.
>> Survivors have been rushed to hospital. According to authorities, nine families lived in the six-story building, which sat between narrow streets in a densely populated area, where some buildings are nearly 100 years old.>> This building was a part of a cluster of buildings that were up for redevelopment and local authorities had declared the building dilapidated.
Some residence had moved out, but many residence were still staying there who were unsure of the redevelopment process in the future.>> It's the second collapse in Mumbai in just over a month and comes as the city's recovering from deadly flooding that's killed more than a dozen people this week.
Experts say two days of having monsoon rain may have weakened the building.