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Last Updated: Wednesday September 22 2010 16:55 GMT

Part of Commonwealth Games venue ceiling falls down

Workers climb down the roof of the Commonwealth Games weightlifting venue

The Commonwealth Games in Delhi have been hit by more trouble after part of the ceiling in one of the venues collapsed, sparking more safety fears.

Several tiles in the weightlifting arena fell down on Wednesday, creating more problems for builders there.

An Indian government official insisted the venue structure was "safe and sound" and that the tiles fell down during maintenance work.

On Tuesday a footbridge near the main stadium collapsed, hurting at least 23.

Some officials who've arrived at the Games village have found accommodation dirty and smelly.

Safety worries

Triple jumper Phillips Idowu pulled out of the Games on Tuesday because he is so worried about his safety.

The world champion is not alone in his concerns. England are monitoring the situation before deciding what to do. They say things are on a "knife-edge".

Team Scotland is also waiting on more news before leaving for India and Wales are giving organisers until Wednesday night to confirm that all venues are fit for purpose.