55 killed in building collapse in Indian capital

11:26, November 16, 2010      

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At least 55 people were killed and many injured when a six-storyed house collapsed in east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar Monday night, reported local TV channel Times of Now.

Scores of people are believed to have been trapped under the rubble, and rescue operations were still going on to look for the survivors, said the report.

The house collapsed in Lalita Park colony on the Yamuna embankment in eastern New Delhi.

The Indo-Asian News Service said the building was inhabited by around 250 people, mainly migrants from the northern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

The building had single rooms with around 250 people, she added.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who visited the site, said the building could be an illegal building and there was water in the basement for days.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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