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Building Sinks in India, Buries 17 Alive

A 20ft wall collapsed into several buildings in a village 30 miles north of Coimbatore, southern India, burying at least 17 people in their sleep.

According to a police report, the wall collapsed at exactly 5:30 am, crushing at least four houses — with people in them. The victims of the accident include two teenagers, two seven-year-olds and older relatives. Emergency responders are trying to see if there are more victims.

Building Sinks in India, Buries 17 Alive

The government of India announced that there will be a compensation of 4,000 rupees (20,217.64 nairas) per dead for the surviving relatives of the victims.

Heavy rains have continued to pummel the most of Tamil Nadu, a coastal region bordering towards the southeast coast of the Indian peninsula.

According to weather reports, heavier rains are expected in the region within the next 24 hours.

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