Friday, 24 November, 2017

1 dead in building collapse in Sri Lanka

1 dead in building collapse in Sri Lanka 1 dead in building collapse in Sri Lanka
Frank Williams | 19 May, 2017, 20:19

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.

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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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