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Apartment block collapses in India

A six-storey apartment block collapsed into an adjacent building in a suburb of New Delhi killing at least three people, police said on Wednesday, as rescuers searched for people feared trapped in the rubble.


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A six-storey apartment block collapsed into an adjacent building in a suburb of New Delhi killing at least three people, police said on Wednesday, as rescuers searched for people feared trapped in the rubble. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A six-storey apartment block collapsed into an adjacent building in a suburb of New Delhi killing at least three people, police said on Wednesday, as rescuers searched for people feared trapped in the rubble. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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The collapse occurred on Tuesday night in the Greater Noida area and rescue workers were moving slowly through the debris in a search for survivors, police and the rescue team said.

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The collapse occurred on Tuesday night in the Greater Noida area and rescue workers were moving slowly through the debris in a search for survivors, police and the rescue team said. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The collapse occurred on Tuesday night in the Greater Noida area and rescue workers were moving slowly through the debris in a search for survivors, police and the rescue team said. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Building collapses in India are common during the June to September monsoon season when heavy rains weaken the foundations of badly constructed buildings.

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Building collapses in India are common during the June to September monsoon season when heavy rains weaken the foundations of badly constructed buildings. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Building collapses in India are common during the June to September monsoon season when heavy rains weaken the foundations of badly constructed buildings. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Police arrested the builder of the apartment block and two of his associates for negligence. The district government ordered an investigation.

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Police arrested the builder of the apartment block and two of his associates for negligence. The district government ordered an investigation. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police arrested the builder of the apartment block and two of his associates for negligence. The district government ordered an investigation. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Onlookers watch as rescue workers search for victims. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Onlookers watch as rescue workers search for victims. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Onlookers watch as rescue workers search for victims. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Residents of the area said only a few families had moved into the buildings, which were still occupied mainly by construction workers.


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Residents of the area said only a few families had moved into the buildings, which were still occupied mainly by construction workers. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Residents of the area said only a few families had moved into the buildings, which were still occupied mainly by construction workers. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People carry a woman, whose husband is trapped under the rubble, after she fainted. 

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People carry a woman, whose husband is trapped under the rubble, after she fainted. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People carry a woman, whose husband is trapped under the rubble, after she fainted. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble. 

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Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rescue workers look for survivors. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers look for survivors. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers look for survivors. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Greater Noida is one of several new areas to have sprung up around the Indian capital in the last decade. It is home to scores of residential and commercial buildings, many of them unfinished due to a lack of funds or government approvals.

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Greater Noida is one of several new areas to have sprung up around the Indian capital in the last decade. It is home to scores of residential and commercial buildings, many of them unfinished due to a lack of funds or government approvals. ...more

Greater Noida is one of several new areas to have sprung up around the Indian capital in the last decade. It is home to scores of residential and commercial buildings, many of them unfinished due to a lack of funds or government approvals. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim. 

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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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