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2nd LD Writethru: Some feared trapped as foot over bridge collapses in eastern India

2nd LD Writethru: Some feared trapped as foot over bridge collapses in eastern India NEW DELHI, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Some people are feared trapped under the debris of a foot over-bridge which collapsed at a railway station in the eastern Indian state of Bihar Wednesday, a railway official said. "The incident happened at the main railway station in the state 's Muzaffarpur district. Thoguh no one has been killed, efforts are on to pull out some people feared trapped under the debris of the over-bridge," he said, on condition of anonymity.

Collapsed Bangladesh building not 'designed' for factory

The Bangladesh building that collapsed last month killing more than 570 people was designed to be used for a shopping mall and commercial offices such as banks, not for factories, the architect told AFP. Masood Reza, a leading Bangladesh architect and a professor at a state-run university, said he felt "pain and anguish" when he saw footage of the garment workers trapped under the pancaked floors, crying desperately for help.

Deadly building collapses over the past decade

The collapse of an eight-storey building in Bangladesh on Wednesday, which killed more than 80 people, is one of the world's deadliest accidents of this kind in the past 10 years: --2003-- - August 3 - INDIA: At least 31 people are killed when a building collapses after a gas explosion in Gujarat, northwestern India. -- 2004-- - February 2 - TURKEY: An 11-storey apartment collapses in Konya, central Turkey, killing 92 residents. --2005--

82 killed as Bangladesh building collapses

An eight-storey building on the outskirts of Dhaka containing several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 82 people with many more feared dead. Only the ground floor of the Rana Plaza in the town of Savar outside the Bangladesh capital remained intact when the block -- which one minister said was illegally constructed -- imploded at about 9:00 am (0300 GMT).

Death toll hits 62 in India building collapse

The death toll in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital rose to 62 Saturday amid diminishing hopes of finding any survivors alive, police said.Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.Police officer Dahi Dhule said that rescue workers with sledgehammers, gasoline-powered saws and hydraulic jacks worked through Friday night to break through the tower of rubble in their search for pos

Death toll hits 72 in India building collapse

The death toll in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital rose to 72 Saturday amid diminishing hopes of finding any survivors alive, police said.Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.Thirty-six of the injured were still in city hospitals and the rest discharged after medical treatment, said Sandeep Malvi, a spokesman for the local municipal corporation.Most bodies have been

72 die in India building collapse; rescue bid ends

Rescue workers on Saturday finished a two-day search for survivors in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital. At least 72 people were killed in the accident, the worst house collapse in the country in recent decades.Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.

Death toll hits 68 in India building collapse

The death toll in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India’s financial capital rose to 68 Saturday amid diminishing hopes of finding any survivors alive, police said.Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.Thirty-seven of the injured were still in city hospitals and the rest discharged after medical treatment, said Sandeep Malvi, a spokesman for the local municipal corporation.Most bodies have bee

38 dead in India building collapse

At least 38 people were crushed to death on the outskirts of Mumbai after an unauthorised partly-built apartment block collapsed, police said Friday, highlighting the dangers of India's illegal housing boom. The seven-storey building collapsed on Thursday evening into a mangled heap of steel and concrete of about eight metres (26 feet) high that rescuers and local residents struggled to cut through, officials said.

30 dead in India building collapse

At least 30 people were crushed to death on the outskirts of Mumbai after a building collapsed while under construction, police said Friday, but two toddlers were among more than 50 pulled from the wreckage alive. The seven-storey illegal structure collapsed on Thursday evening, creating a mangled heap of steel and concrete of about eight metres (26 feet) high that rescuers and local residents struggled to cut through, officials said.
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