Thane: At least eight persons, mostly children, were buried alive and three injured when a portion of a five-storeyed residential building collapsed on Tuesday.

Part of the building, 'Sheshmahal', located at Ulhasnagar on Mumbai’s outskirts, collapsed at around 5.30 pm, police and health officials said.

Medical Officer of the state-run Central Hospital at Ulhasnagar B L Waghmare confiirmed the death of eight people. Three others have been admitted for treatment, he added.

The building was constructed in 1996 and some repair work was on when the slab crashed. Those who lost their lives were residing on the third and fourth floors, police said.

The deceased were identified as Akash Pritam Hazari (5), Renu Kishore Basant (48), Ravina Kishore Bajaj (40), Dinesh Jaipal Khatri (7), Hanni Sunil Kukreja (5), Mahesh Sunil Kukreja (4), Sonu (30) and Asha (40).

(Agencies)