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Factory Collapse Kills Five in India

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:49am
ALTAF QADRI, Associated Press

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JALANDHAR, INDIA (AP) — Officials say a three-story blanket factory has collapsed in northern India, killing at least five people. At least a dozen others are believed trapped under huge piles of broken concrete.

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Officials could not say exactly how many people remain missing after pulling dozens of survivors from the debris in Jalandhar, a town in Punjab state.

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Nightshift workers at the factory said they heard the building creak before the walls and ceiling crashed down before midnight Sunday.

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Officials say rescuers are trying to reach at least one man still alive under the rubble, but unable to move.

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