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Death Toll from Azerbaijani Building Collapse Rises to 12


The death toll from Tuesday's collapse of a high-rise building under construction in Azerbaijan has risen to at least 12.

Rescuers in the capital city, Baku, recovered additional bodies using heavy equipment in a continuing search for survivors beneath the rubble.

At least four people have been pulled out alive during the past two days.

The dead include construction workers and a woman and her granddaughter who were passing the building when it fell.

Investigators have blamed safety violations for the collapse.

Azerbaijani police have arrested at least two representatives of the construction company working on the building.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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