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10 Killed In India Building Collapse

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A dilapidated block of flats has collapsed in the Indian capital New Delhi, killing at least 10 people, including five children, in the country’s latest building disaster.

Rescuers on Saturday scrambled to find survivors after the four-storey residential building crumbled, with scores of people feared trapped under the debris.

“Ten people including five children and three women have been killed in the building collapse while two people have been injured,” Madhur Verma, the Delhi police commissioner, was quoted as saying.

The decades-old dilapidated building started crumbling on Saturday morning.

“This is a 40-year-old building. They have illegally built floor after floor,” Rajesh Bhatia, a senior municipal official told NDTV news channel.

The government has ordered an inquiry into the the cause of the accident, local media reported.

Building collapses are common in India, as lax regulations and the demand for cheap housing often spurs construction that uses substandard materials and adds unauthorised extra floors.

Earlier this year more than 15 people were killed in the western state of Goa when a residential building collapsed. [NA]

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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