By John Edwards, Panaji, Jan 14 IBNS | 11 months ago

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.

(Posted on 14-01-2014)

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