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Death toll in Colombia building collapse rises to 20

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  • Sat, 04/29/2017 - 15:08
Death toll in Colombia building collapse rises to 20
  • Death toll in Colombia building collapse rises to 20
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BOGOTA.- The death toll from the collapse of a six-story building under construction in the Colombian city of Cartagena has risen to 20, local officials reported Saturday.

The 20 lifeless bodies have been recovered from the rubble, while 23 injured workers have been rescued, the Cartagena City Hall said in a statement.

The collapse of the building Blas de Lezo II occurred on Thursday around 11.30 local time (16.30 GMT), when the workers work in its construction.

The mayor has scheduled a mass today at 18.00 local time (23.00 GMT) to fire and pay homage to the workers who died in the accident.

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