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Dhaka building collapse kills 23

2010-06-03 12:51:24 GMT2010-06-03 20:51:24 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Local residents look at the site of a building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 3, 2010. A four-story apartment building collapsed on Monday in Bangladesh's capital and its debris buried some nearby shanties. The death toll has reached 23 by Thursday morning, authorities said. (AFP Photo)

A policce officer works at the site of a building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 3, 2010. A four-story apartment building collapsed on Monday in Bangladesh's capital and its debris buried some nearby shanties. The death toll has reached 23 by Thursday morning, authorities said. (AFP Photo)

A boy sits in a shanty near the collapsed building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Local residents gather near the site of a building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Local residents look at the site of a building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 3, 2010. A four-story apartment building collapsed on Monday in Bangladesh's capital and its debris buried some nearby shanties. The death toll has reached 23 by Thursday morning, authorities said.

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