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India police detain 5 in deadly collapse

Posted: June 30, 2014 at 3:49 a.m.

Rescuers search for workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed on the outskirts of Chennai, India, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The 12-story apartment structure the workers were building collapsed late Saturday while heavy rains and lightning were pounding. Police said 31 construction workers had been pulled out so far and the search was continuing for more than a dozen others. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)

NEW DELHI -- Police in southern India detained five construction company officials Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 26 people.

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