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42 Dead in Mumbai Building Collapse

33 pulled out of wreckage alive
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2013 4:21 PM CDT
42 Dead in Mumbai Building Collapse
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim towards an ambulance at the site of a building that collapsed, in Mumbai, India.   (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

(Newser) – The death toll in the collapse of a multi-story residential building in Mumbai, India, yesterday has risen to 42. Another 33 have been pulled from the wreckage alive, though some are seriously injured, reports the BBC. One young girl was found alive after 12 hours under the rubble. Between 83 and 89 people were in the building when it went down for reasons that are still unknown. "Five members from my family were trapped inside," one onlooker at the site told Reuters. "So far, two have been rescued. I am praying to God others will also come out alive." (Read more Mumbai stories.)

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