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Death toll rises in India building collapse

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 01:06

The death tolls rises to at least five after rescuers discover the body of a young girl in the rubble of a collapsed building in New Delhi. Diane Hodges reports.

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EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Rescuers use heavy equipment and their hands to dig through the rubble of a collapsed building in New Delhi. They're hoping to find survivors, but as the hours pass, it becomes more likely that what they'll find... are victims. At least five people were killed and eight injured when the four-story structure came down in the western part of the city. Prem Babu and his family were in the building when it happened. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) A SURVIVOR, PREM BABU, SAYING: "We were a family of seven - three boys, two girls, me and my wife. My wife died at night. One of my daughters is still missing." Local media blame the collapse on construction work on a nearby sewer line. Opposition politicians say corrupt city officials approved the permit. A leader of India's ruling B-J-P party is vowing to punish any officials who failed to follow proper procedures. Meanwhile, as politicians debate the cause of the tragedy, the rescuers continue their grim work.

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Death toll rises in India building collapse

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 01:06