India building collapse toll rises to five

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NEW DELHI: Rescuers in the Indian capital on Sunday plucked the body of a little girl from the ruins of a collapsed four-story building, increasing the death toll to five. The body was discovered after workers in neon orange safety vests and hard hats used earth-moving equipment, shovels and bare hands to shift mangled heaps of steel and concrete from the building that caved in late Saturday in New Delhi. “The body of the small girl was pulled out from the debris a little while ago,” joint commissioner of New Delhi police Dependra Pathak told AFP, adding that eight others were injured in the incident. The accident is the latest in a long line of deadly building collapses in India, some of which have highlighted shoddy construction standards.

AFP

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