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Deaths reported as Mumbai building collapses

At least three people died and dozens were feared trapped when a building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Thursday, after days of heavy rain swamped the city. Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40am[…]

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Five-storey building collapses in central Istanbul

A five-storey building has collapsed in dramatic fashion in the centre of Istanbul, but Turkish authorities say that no one was believed to be trapped under the rubble. The building collapsed on Friday in a street near Istanbul’s pedestrian Istiklal Avenue, a main shopping district in the popular Taksim area.[…]

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Nigerian four travelled on SA documents

Four people killed in the Nigerian building collapse were travelling on South African documents, causing confusion about the local death toll, an official said on Monday. “Initially we were told there were 84 [deaths] but through this rigorous process of identification we have now established four were not South Africans,[…]

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