COLOMBO Rescuers had been digging as a result of rubble seeking to help save a female they feared was trapped inside of a collapsed wedding day reception hall in the Sri Lankan money on Friday, officers stated immediately after confirming that just one person experienced been killed and 23 injured.
Law enforcement stated building operate was underneath way to increase the five-storey making in Colombo when it collapsed on Thursday. Law enforcement, soldiers and firefighters had been associated in the search for the lacking female.
A clinic formal stated just one person was pulled alive from the debris immediately after currently being trapped for five hours but died before long immediately after he was admitted to clinic. Law enforcement stated 23 had been injured.
“The rescue procedure is continuing for the second day and armed service and rescue groups are eradicating the debris,” police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody stated.
“Continue to just one woman is lacking and we are hunting for her. We you should not know if she is trapped inside of,” he stated.
The cause for the making collapse was not quickly obvious but Jayakody stated the excess weight of the new extension could have been the bring about.
(Reporting by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez Editing by Paul Tait)