Rescue workers conduct a search operation for survivors at the site of a collapsed 11-story building that was under construction on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Chennai June 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Babu)
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Police in southern India detained two construction company directors Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains.Fourteen workers remained hospitalized, while six others were discharged, Fernandes said.Earlier Saturday, a four-story, 50-year-old structure toppled in an area of New Delhi inhabited by the poor.Building collapses are common in India, where high demand for housing and lax regulations have encouraged some builders to cut corners, use substandard materials or add unauthorized extra floors.In April last year, 74 people were killed when an eight-story building being constructed illegally in the Mumbai suburb of Thane in western Maharashtra state caved in.
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