Nine Killed in Bangladesh House Collapse, Dozens May Be Trapped

Bangladeshi police and fire service officials said at least nine people were killed in central Dhaka on Wednesday when a two-story home built on swampy ground collapsed, An official from the Bangladesh Fire Service who was involved in the rescue operation said "The bottom floor of the structure made of corrugated tin sheet collapsed in the swampy soil." Police and local residents said there were around 10 rooms on each floor and more than 100 people lived in the building. The residents were believed to be mostly low-income laborers.



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