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19 injured in building collapse in Sri Lanka's capital, hospitalised

AP
Published May 18, 2017, 3:51 pm IST
Updated May 18, 2017, 3:51 pm IST
The reason for the collapse was not immediately known.
Sarath Wimalawardena, an eye-witness who works at a nearby construction site, said the building collapsed with a loud sound that was followed by an enormous cloud of dust. (Photo: AP)
 Sarath Wimalawardena, an eye-witness who works at a nearby construction site, said the building collapsed with a loud sound that was followed by an enormous cloud of dust. (Photo: AP)

Colombo: A five-story building under construction in Sri Lanka's capital collapsed on Thursday, injuring at least 19 people, police said.

Those injured in the building collapse in Colombo have been sent to hospitals, police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody said. Police and firefighters were searching for anyone who might be trapped inside the building, although it was not immediately known if there were any.

 

The reason for the collapse was not immediately known. Sarath Wimalawardena, an eye-witness who works at a nearby construction site, said the building collapsed with a loud sound that was followed by an enormous cloud of dust.

He said people in the area helped evacuate the injured before police and firefighters arrived.

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Location: Sri Lanka, Western, Colombo




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