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Six dead in Rwanda building collapse as rescue ends

Six people died and more than 30 others were injured after a building collapsed in northeastern Rwanda, police said Wednesday as they called off rescue efforts a day after the accident. "Six people working on the site died as the result of the building collapse," Rwanda's police said in a statement. "The search and rescue mission...has been completed and the site is clear." Those killed and the others who were rescued from the rubble were construction workers on the part-finished four-storey building, which collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.

Six dead in Rwanda building collapse as rescue ends

Six people died and more than 30 others were injured after a building collapsed in northeastern Rwanda, police said Wednesday as they called off rescue efforts a day after the accident. "Six people working on the site died as the result of the building collapse," Rwanda's police said in a statement. "The search and rescue mission...has been completed and the site is clear." Those killed and the others who were rescued from the rubble were construction workers on the part-finished four-storey building, which collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.

100 feared trapped in Rwanda building collapse

Around 100 people are feared trapped after a four-storey building under construction collapsed in northeastern Rwanda, the government said Tuesday. "So far, the tentative information we have indicates that debris fell on about 100 people, we are yet to come up with the exact figures," Rwandan Minister of Disaster Management Seraphine Mukantabana told AFP. Police spokesman Theos Badege said that three people were confirmed dead and 21 people had been taken to hospital.

Three dead, dozens feared trapped in Rwanda building collapse

Three people died, 21 were injured and dozens are feared trapped after a four-storey building under construction collapsed Tuesday in northeastern Rwanda, authorities said. "According to local authorities there were about 50 people at the site" at the time of the accident, the government spokesman's office told AFP late Tuesday. Rwandan Minister of Disaster Management Seraphine Mukantabana earlier told AFP: "So far, the tentative information we have indicates that debris fell on about 100 people. We are yet to come up with the exact figures."
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