Rescuers were digging through rubble trying to save a woman they feared was trapped inside a collapsed wedding reception hall in the Sri Lankan capital on Friday, officials said after confirming that one man had been killed and 23 injured.
Police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody says those injured in the collapse in Colombo have been sent to hospitals.
Update: Building collapses in Sri Lanka capital killing one and injuring scores Fri, May 19, 2017, 01:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Police, soldiers and firefighters were involved in the search for the missing woman.
Military spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said soldiers are in contact with one person who was trapped.
IOC to discuss LA-Paris double Olympic host picks on June 9 The vice presdients' report to the 13-member board - which includes two Americans - is key to the short-notice meeting. IOC President Thomas Bach asked the board's four vice presidents in March to advise on combining the 2024-2028 awards.
The cause of the collapse is unknown at present.
Sarath Wimalawardena, who works at a nearby construction site, said the building collapsed with a loud sound that was followed by an enormous cloud of dust. Police said 23 were injured.
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CNN reported that within minutes of being dropped by helicopters into the area, soldiers were met with heavy gunfire. Hasib is believed to have been behind March's attack on a military hospital in Kabul, killing more than 30 people .
A 22-year old security researcher in the United Kingdom discovered a "kill-switch" to initially stop the spread of the attack. Remember this: "WannaCrypt" probably won't work across the internet for PCs behind a firewall or router.
He said every single trailer here is damaged to some degree, and as of Tuesday night, no one is being allowed back in to area. The majority of damage occurred on the south side of the city, the Elk City Police Department said in a statement.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has scheduled a full committee hearing on the FBI's independence for May 24. A former federal law enforcement official told NBC that Comey wrote a memo about almost every interaction with the president.
KEITH: Well, President Trump had previously said that he thought North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was obsolete. And they want to keep the visit focused on such activities and not on statements that might turn into polemics.
A man fills out his ballots to vote in the presidential and municipal council election in Tehran , Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Raisi has instead promised to triple cash hand-outs to the poor, hoping to pick up voters that once supported Ahmadinejad.
Bournemouth finished 16th in their first campaign in the elite and, despite a poor run in mid-season, will better that this time. Nathan Ake believes that he has matured both on and off the pitch during an eventful season for the Chelsea defender. .
Android Go is set to make its appearance in 2018 and will target Android devices with memories up to and including 1 GB. For context, there are only (only!) aroun 700 million active devices running iOS, Apple's mobile operating system.
Given Erdogan's iron-like grip on his government, it is unlikely that his security detail would have acted without direct orders. The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech and warned Turkey that the action would not be tolerated.
Probe will prove no conspiracy with Russia: Donald Trump
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina: "He's probably glad to leave town, and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days". Striking a defiant stance, he added: "You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".
How to Talk to Girls at Parties gets three teasers
Under the spell of the Sex Pistols, every teenager in the country wants to be a punk, including our hopeless hero Enn (Sharp). The film, which is directed by John Cameron Mitchell , will take a bow in front of Cannes audiences on Sunday 21 May.
Trump slams James Comey as a "showboat" and "grandstander"
Garcia served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. attorney under former president George W. He joined the reserve in 1999, and reservists are required to serve one weekend per month and 10 days per year.
Senator McCain Calls for Expulsion of Turkish Ambassador
An embassy statement said the group had "aggressively provoked Turkish-American citizens" who had gathered to greet Erdogan. Turkey's president told the United States it will not join any military operations that include Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Sturridge delighted to play his part
Defender Winston Reid said: "In the last few weeks we've been doing well". It was a big pressure game but the way we dealt with it was superb".
Reporter says he was roughed up by security guards at FCC
He is also chairman of the National Press Club's Press Freedom Team and president of the Military Reporters & Editors association. The incident is the second recent incident of a reporter being blocked from asking government officials questions.
Motorola launches Moto C, Moto C Plus budget smartphones
The Moto C range will sit under the Moto E range and will offer a no fills smartphone experience to the budget conscious consumer. The 3G and 4G variants of the Moto C will be backed by a 2,350mAh battery that might not last more than a day long usage.