Mumbai death toll at 33
- Published: 28 Sep 2013 at 14.08
- Online news:
MUMBAI - Frantic relatives kept up a vigil on Saturday at the site of a collapsed apartment building that killed at least 33 people, as the search for survivors grew bleak.
The cause of Friday's cave-in was not known, but neighbourhood residents complained of shoddy building standards and lack of upkeep -- with some expressing fear that their own buildings might be next.
It was the third deadly building collapse in six months in Mumbai, which like much of India has shoddy construction practices, lax inspections and corruption that can form a deadly combination.
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