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At least 34 dead in Tanzania building collapse

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 - 00:45

April 1 - Officials say the death toll has risen to 34 as rescue workers continue to find bodies under the rubble after a Dar es Salaam building collapsed. Jessica Gray reports.

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Bulldozers sift through the rubble of a deadly building collapse in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. On Monday, officials said the death toll now stood at 34, after more bodies were pulled from the wreckage over the weekend. The toll could rise further as rescue workers reached the building's basement. The building, which was under construction and was more than 12 storeys high, collapsed on Friday morning. Boys playing football nearby were among the victims. Police say four people have been arrested over the incident. Tanzania's buoyant economy is fuelling a building boom, but the speed of construction has sparked concerns over safety.

At least 34 dead in Tanzania building collapse

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 - 00:45

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