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Published: Sunday July 6, 2014 MYT 7:55:01 PM
Updated: Sunday July 6, 2014 MYT 7:55:57 PM

Warehouse wall collapse kills eleven in south India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Eleven builders were crushed under a warehouse wall in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Sunday, barely a week after the collapse of an eleven storey building killed some 60 people in the same state.

Building collapses are common in India, where unscrupulous builders and officials often dodge regulations and the shortage of affordable housing means new arrivals to cities are often willing to live in substandard accommodation.

Most of the workers killed on Sunday were from the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh, K. Veera Raghava Rao, a local government official, told Reuters.

One person was rescued alive and is in a stable condition, Rao said. He said rescue operations at the site were complete and the warehouse owner had been arrested pending further investigations.

On June 28, en eleven storey building in state capital Chennai crashed to the ground after heavy rains, killing 61 people. Six people including construction company managers and engineers have been arrested in connection with the collapse.

(Reporting Sriram Srinivasan; Writing by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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