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Death toll from Mumbai building collapse jumps to 45

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The death toll from the collapse of a five-storey Mumbai apartment block jumped to 45 and was expected to rise as rescuers worked through the night searching for more victims trapped under rubble, officials said Saturday.

"We've got 45 bodies now and that number is likely to rise though we still hope for survivors," Alok Avasthy, a senior official of the National Disaster Management Authority told AFP as emergency crews struggled to find other people still missing as a result of the Friday cave-in.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130928/death-toll-mumbai-building-collapse-jumps-45