Several missing after building collapse in Tel Aviv

United Hatzalah medical service said "firefighters and rescue teams are working to extricate" those believed missing.

By: AFP | Jerusalem | Updated: September 5, 2016 4:22 pm
Israel building, Israel, Israel building collapse, tel aviv, tel aviv building collapse, news, Israel news, Israel death toll, world news, latest news, international news Police reported six wounded and taken to hospital, with medics saying five were injured lightly and one seriously. (source: AP)

A building collapse in Israel’s commercial capital Tel Aviv on Monday left at least six people wounded and a number of others missing, with emergency units at the scene, police and medics said. Details were still emerging of the incident at a construction site in northeastern Tel Aviv.

Police reported six wounded and taken to hospital, with medics saying five were injured lightly and one seriously. Israeli television reported 15 people missing, but police had not confirmed the number. United Hatzalah medical service said “firefighters and rescue teams are working to extricate” those believed missing.

“It appeared to me that the roof of a parking garage had collapsed in the building site,” United Hatzalah quoted one of its medics as saying. “While members of our ambu-cycle unit who arrived first on scene were treating the injured, reports came in of other people who were unaccounted for and likely still trapped inside.”