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Wall collapse in southern India kills 11: Officials

Published on Jul 6, 2014 2:40 PM
 
Rescue workers clear the debris from the site of a collapsed compound wall of a warehouse on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Chennai on July 6, 2014. A wall collapsed on Sunday in southern India killing 11 people including a child, just a week after a building crumbled in the same state claiming 61 lives, officials said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A wall collapsed on Sunday in southern India killing 11 people including a child, just a week after a building crumbled in the same state claiming 61 lives, officials said.

The compound wall collapsed onto the huts of labourers following heavy monsoon rains in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu state, a local government official said.

Four women and a child were among those killed, Tiruvallur district collector K Veera Raghava Rao told the Press Trust of India news agency.

The labourers, from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh state, had been working on a warehouse, Rao told the agency. The country's millions of labourers and their families often live at the construction site or nearby.

 
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