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Last updated: 22 september, 2010 - 14:26 GMT

Major nations may pull out of Delhi Commonwealth Games

An Indian workers walks in front of a collapsed bridge next to the main venue to be used at the Commonwealth Games, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on September 22, 2010

The event has been plagued by construction delays, allegations of corruption, security fears and a dengue fever outbreak in the Indian capital

Fears are growing about the participation of some major nations in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, due to start on October 3, as problems continue to plague the final preparations.

Following the collapse of a pedestrian footbridge on Tuesday, part of the ceiling in the weight-lifting venue has fallen down.

With accommodation standards at the athletes' village branded unhygienic and barely fit for habitation, the chairman of England's Games team said the event was now "on a knife-edge".

Scotland has delayed its team's departure for India, and Wales have given organisers until the end of the day to confirm that all facilities are ready.

Navika Kumar is political editor of Times Now television in Delhi.

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