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    Mumbai Building Collapses, Killing 11, After Floods

    It’s a deadly trend. The third building collapse in Mumbai in a month has left 11 dead, found by rescuers who have pulled 24 survivors from the ruins of the six-story residential tower. Police reportedly suspect that the building, estimated to be 110 years old, was weakened by Tuesday’s torrential monsoon-fed flooding before it toppled over today. Eight or nine families were living in the building, and the collapse may force Mumbai authorities to answer questions about lax housing regulations — and to change rules that put residents at risk.

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