India: Woman found alive 36 hrs after Mumbai tower block collapse, 72 dead and 70 injured, many missing – 060413 1335z

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A building that was being constructed illegally in a Mumbai, India, suburb has collapsed, and at least 27 people have died.

Police Inspector Digamber Jangale said 54 people were injured in the collapse Thursday evening in the Mumbai suburb of Thane.
Rescuers were searching for more casualties in the debris early Friday.
He said the building did not have clearances from local authorities to be built.
The first four floors had residences and offices that were occupied at the time of the collapse.
Workers also were adding four more floors and had finished three before the building fell. Why it collapsed was not yet known.
Friday, 05 April, 2013 at 05:00 UTC RSOE

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Update 06 Apr 2013:

Rescuers have pulled out alive an injured woman from the wreckage of a Mumbai tower block – 36 hours after it collapsed leaving as many as 72 dead and 70 injured.

(Photo: skynews.com) Deadly Building Collapse In Mumbai

The 65-year-old was dragged from the building on Saturday morning after rescue workers heard her voice and used camera equipment to pinpoint her location under the rubble. She is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

It came as the search for further survivors was called off after more than 40 hours and the rescue of 126 people in total.

A 10-month old infant was pulled from the debris on Friday.

Dozens are still missing, while some 36 of the injured remain in hospital.

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