At least 10 people have died and 12 others injured after a two-storey hotel collapsed in southern India.
More are believed to be trapped inside the rubble in the Hyderabad building, while another 20 people have been rescued from the wreckage.
Police official Anurag Sharma said more people are feared to be trapped in the debris of the City Light Hotel.more pics after d cut
Crowds watch as rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a collapsed building, in Hyderabad, India
The two-storey hotel collapsed in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad today
An official says the deadly incident killed at least 10 people and injured 12 others
The hotel's concrete roof collapsed - with some questioning whether new interior construction work had played a part
The hotel is located in the Secunderabad suburb of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state.
The Hindu newspaper reported that while the cause of the collapse of the roof is not yet known, police officials suspect that internal constructions - such as including new stoves - could have led to the incident.
The paper reported that most of those hurt in the deadly collapse were labourers who were eating their breakfast near the restaurant.
Emergency crews and shocked locals gather around the pile of debris, while many mourned the dead
A rescue operation is in full swing at the site, as emergency workers rush to free trapped survivors
An Indian Fire official shouts for clearing the way as his team rescues an injured person from the debris
Distressed women weep after learning that their relatives are stuck inside the rubble
Most of those hurt in the collapse were reportedly labourers eating their breakfast near the restaurant
But it also reported that the hotel had been building a huge kiln for cooking haleem, a popular beef dish eaten during the holy month of Ramadan, which may have affected the structure.
Collapsed buildings are a sadly regular occurence in India.
Today's incident follows one in April, when a seven-storey block collapsed near the city of Mumbai.
At least 19 children were among the 72 people confirmed to have died in the collapse, with officials saying the apartment block tumbled 'like a pack of cards'.
A shortage of cheap homes in Asia's third-largest economy has led to a rise in illegal construction by developers who use substandard materials and shoddy methods in order to offer rock-bottom rents to low-paid workers