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One killed, 4 rescued from collapsing building

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th January 2020 10:31 PM

Scores feared still trapped under debris as rescue mission is called off because of darkness.

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The collapsed building under which scores are still trapped

Scores feared still trapped under debris as rescue mission is called off because of darkness.

JINJA - One body was retrieved while four people were rescued after a building collapsed in Jinja district today evening. Scores are feared to still be trapped under the debris.

By 10:30pm, Red Cross - who were trying to rescue victims together with the Police and local authorities - said they had called off the rescue mission due to darkness. The exercise is expected to resume tomorrow morning.

"An excavator will be deployed tomorrow. It is believed that more people were at levels 1 and 2 plastering and since it is the topmost floor which caved in, those in the basement (levels 1 and 2) are still trapped," Red Cross said in a statement.

 

 peration to rescue victims An operation to rescue victims
 

 

 esidents surround the building that collapsed Residents surround the building that collapsed. Photos by Donald Kirya

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