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Building Collapses In Mumbai

Arash Zandi |
September 27, 2013 | 6:31 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Mumbai skyline (Wikimedia Commons)
Mumbai skyline (Wikimedia Commons)
Three people have lost their lives and dozens more are feared missing after the collapse of a five-story residential building today in India's largest city, CNN reported. A rescue mission is under way for approximately 40 people trapped underneath the rubble due to the collapus, according to spokespeople. This is Mumbai's fifth building collapse in this year alone, the worst of them happened in April, which claimed the lives of 74 people.

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Building rights advocacy groups say that the neglection of old buildings and the sloppy construction, together with the corrupt buildings department, are at fault for the incidents. One neighbor told the New York Times that, "The municipal corporation has given two notices to repair the building as it was not safe, but they did not do anything about it."

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