Building collapse in Malawi kills at least 4

09:41, May 18, 2011      

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A building in Blantyre, the Malawian finance and commerce center, collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least four people.

The collapse of the building which houses Kips Restaurant trapped an unspecified number of people. So far, four bodies were found and 17 people were rescued and hospitalized.

Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has ordered the army, police and the City Council to step up rescuing efforts.

The work to rescue those trapped under the rubble continues, but the progress is very slow, according to the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.

Source: Xinhua
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