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Death toll rises to 26 in building collapse


The death toll jumped Thursday to 26 from the collapse last week of a residentia­l and commercial building in central China, state media reported. Ten other people have been rescued from the wreckage in the city of Changsha, the official Xinhua

News Agency said.

The 10th survivor, an unidentifi­ed woman, was pulled out shortly after midnight on Thursday, nearly six days after the building suddenly caved in on April 29, Xinhua said.

At least nine people have been arrested in connection with the collapse of what Xinhua has described as a “self-built building” on suspicion of ignoring building codes or committing other violations.

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