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5 killed as heritage building collapses in Indian capital

09-28-2011 14:12 BJT

NEW DELHI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and more than 22 others were injured Tuesday evening when a three-storey centuries-old building collapsed in Old Delhi, reported the Indo-Asian News Service Wednesday.

Twenty others were feared to be trapped under the debris of the 60-year-old building.

The accident took place in Chandni Mahal area near the Jama Masjid mosque in Old Delhi around 20:00 p.m.. The Katra Data Ram ki Haveli was one of the old heritage buildings in the Walled City.

Police said the toll is likely to increase as rescue efforts were still going on early Wednesday morning.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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