The death toll in a collapsed building in the south Indian city of Chennai has risen to 47, the latest disaster to highlight poor safety standards in India's booming construction industry. It was not ... more 
The death toll in a collapsed building in the south Indian city of Chennai has risen to 47, the latest disaster to highlight poor safety standards in India's booming construction industry. It was not clear how many people were in the building at that time. Many of those killed are poor migrants who find themselves living or working in illegally and hastily constructed buildings in or near major cities that offer rock-bottom rents. Earlier on Saturday ten people including five children were killed in the capital New Delhi after a 50-year-old apartment block with 14 occupants collapsed. less 
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Wed, Jul 2, 2014 12:12 PM EDT