Breaking: Twelve killed in India building collapse

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PostMon Jul 08, 2013 10:53 am » by Willease


SECUNDERABAD, India (AFP) - A two-storey hotel collapsed in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 16 others, police said.

Rescue workers were searching through tonnes of rubble for those still trapped after the incident in Andhra Pradesh state, local police official K. Satyanarayana said.

“Twelve people have been found dead so far after City Light hotel collapsed early this morning, we are still trying to clear the rubble and rescue anyone alive,” Mr Satyanarayana said.

Some 25 people were working at the hotel, located on a busy road in Secunderabad, when a kitchen wall gave way, triggering a larger collapse and burying staff under debris, local police official B. Surender said. ... e-20130708

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