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At Least 17 Dead, Dozens Still Missing In Another Fatal Building Collapse In India

A building under construction in the southern Indian city of Chennai collapsed late Saturday night during heavy rains, with more than 90 workers believed to be in the basement of the 11-story structure at the time of the collapse. The accident comes shortly on the heels of another collapse in New Delhi that killed 11.

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Monsoon rains triggered a building collapse in Chennai, India late Saturday night that has killed at least 75 people. Over 90 workers were reportedly on the site of the under-construction building at the time of collapse and dozens are still missing.

22 people have been pulled from the rubble alive. Of the fatalities, eight were already dead as they were pulled from the debris and another seven died later from injuries.

AP Photo/Arun Sankar K

Rescuers carry an injured woman from the collapsed building.

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