Thirteen killed in India building collapse: Police
Published on Jul 8, 2013 9:24 PM
SECUNDERABAD, India (AFP) - A two-storey hotel collapsed in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad on Monday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 17 others, police said.
Rescue workers were searching through tonnes of rubble hours after the collapse in the city in Andhra Pradesh state in case people were still trapped, local police official K. Satyanarayana said.
“The number of people killed is now 13,” the officer said. Most of the victims were said to be employees and local residents reported that one of them was the hotel owner’s son.
The officer said 17 people have been rescued from the debris and taken to hospital, and three of them were in a critical condition.
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