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Building collapse: Rescue work called off

Posted on Jan 14 2014 | IBNS

By John Edwards, Panaji, Jan 14 : Nearly 10 days after a partly constructed building collapsed in a Canacona village, search and rescue operation was called off om Tuesday.

The rescuers pulled out 16 persons alive and retrieved 31 bodies since Jan 4 when the building collapsed on labourers during lunch break hours.

Director of Fire and Emergency Services Ashok Menon confirmed that the rescue operation was called off at 3 pm.

"There are no more bodies lying in the ruins," he said.

The Goa Police have booked the two builders, a contractor and some government officers for culpable homicide, corruption and other charges.

Two government officers and the contractor have already been arrested while search for the rest is underway.

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