Monday, 06 December 2021 10:00 GMT

Qatar- Lanka tea warehouse collapse kills seven


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) An old tea warehouse collapsed in Sri Lanka's capital killing at least seven people yesterday, hospital sources said, with some people feared trapped in the rubble.
Police said at least 12 people were inside the building, near the R Premadasa cricket ground, at the time of the collapse.
Two of those who were trapped have been rescued but are in a serious condition, while a search operation is under way for others buried in the rubble.
Pushpa Soysa, the head nurse at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, said seven bodies were brought to the hospital.
Police, soldiers and firefighters were searching for those believed trapped, television pictures showed.
The reason for the collapse was not immediately clear.

MENAFN1502201800670000ID1096468172


Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.