Monday, September 05, 2016

Building Collapses in Tel Aviv

An underground parking structure collapsed Monday, killing at least two people and leaving several others trapped at the site in Tel Aviv’s Ramat Hahayal neighborhood.

Magen David Adom reported that it was treating 24 injured people. As of Monday afternoon, rescue crews were still searching for four to six people missing in the debris.

Col. Golan Vach of the Home Front Command said forces were sorting through the rubble to rescue the survivors, though no contact had been made with them so far.

Paramedics have already found a 35-year-old man who was killed in the collapse. A second victim was later reported to have been killed.

Two people trapped in the structure managed to call emergency services from the rubble.

The conditions of those trapped remained unknown, however, voices were heard by search and rescue operators indicating that some of the missing were alive, a MDA spokesman told The Jerusalem Post.

The incident occurred on the corner of Hanahoshet Street and Habarzel Street.

Yarkon District Police spokesman Eran Yehuda said that a number of the building's floors had collapsed in on themselves and there was a danger of further collapse.

Rescuers search for casualties underground in Tel Aviv building collapse

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