Death toll hits 68 in India building collapse

April 5, 2013 • World News

A hospital worker cares for a 10-month-old child injured in a building collapse, at a hospital on the outskirts of Mumba, India, Friday, April 5, 2013. The residential building being constructed illegally on forest land in a suburb of India’s financial capital collapsed into a mound of steel and concrete, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 50 others, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

MUMBAI, India (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India’s financial capital rose to 68 Saturday amid diminishing hopes of finding any survivors alive, police said.

Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.

Thirty-seven of the injured were still in city hospitals and the rest discharged after medical treatment, said Sandeep Malvi, a spokesman for the local municipal corporation.

Most bodies have been recovered, but some people might still be trapped in the debris, said Malvi. He expected the Login to read more

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