17 Nov 2010

Rubble search continues for survivors

10:40 am on 17 November 2010

A search for survivors continues under the rubble of a block of flats in the Indian capital Delhi.

At least 65 people are now thought to have died and more than 80 were injured when the building collapsed at about 8.15pm (1445 GMT) on Monday.

The BBC reports there were few clues about why the building collapsed.

Police are looking for the owner of the building following accusations that there had been unauthorised construction at the site, but officials have blamed recent heavy rainfall for the tragedy.

Another building nearby has been evacuated amid fears that it could also collapse.

The BBC reports the Lalita Park area is home to millions of migrant workers who come to Delhi from their villages for work.