Sri Lankan building collapse claims 7 lives

Published: February 14, 2018 21:21:59

A building collapsed in a busy part of Sri Lanka's capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said fire-fighters and police were searching for  the survivors who might be trapped under the rubble.

But the law enforcers could not confirm the number of victims trapped under it, according to The New York Times.

Gunasekara said the building, which collapsed in Colombo's Grandpass district, was used as a storehouse for spices.

The cause of the collapse is being investigated.

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