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Supermarket collapses in Argentina

2012-10-28 13:23

Buenos Aires - Five people died and another three were missing after a supermarket partially collapsed in southern Argentina, authorities said on Saturday as they released a revised death toll.

The fatal accident happened on Thursday in the city of Neuquen, about 1 150 km southwest of Buenos Aires, when a nearby building under construction fell onto the store. Authorities were still searching on Saturday for the missing, Gabriel Gastaminza, a provincial official, told Telam news agency.

Earlier, officials said at least three people were killed.

Another 17 people were rescued from the rubble and treated in local hospitals, Gastaminza said.