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Building collapse in Sri Lanka's capital injures 19

Sri Lankan firemen and rescue workers look for survivors after a seven-story building collapsed during construction in Colombo Building collapse in Sri Lanka's capital injures 19
Montez Delgado | 19 May, 2017, 20:21

One person died and at least 21 others were injured when a seven-story building under construction in a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo collapsed Thursday, the police said.

The injured were sent to the Kalubowila and Colombo National Hospitals by rescue teams who rushed to the scene immediately after the tragedy.

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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.

Hundreds of soldiers, police and firefighters were searching for anyone who might be trapped inside the building.

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The reason for the collapse was not immediately known.

He said the victim is unable to come out due to a concrete wall and soldiers are talking to him through a hole made through the concrete. Jasinghe says the man's respiratory system and heartbeat were not functioning when he was admitted to the hospital and efforts to resuscitate him failed.

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Police said construction work was under way to expand the five-storey building in Colombo when it collapsed on Thursday. Police said 23 were injured.

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