Sixth body pulled from Israel construction site collapse

Israel has seen a high number of construction accidents in comparison to the developed world.

By: AFP | Jerusalem | Published:September 10, 2016 10:25 pm
Isreal Building collapse, Isreal news, Latest news, Tel Aviv construction, collapsed Tel Aviv construction site, Tel aviv,  Ramat Hahayal, Magen David Adom, Internationa news, World news The multilevel underground parking garage collapsed at a Tel Aviv construction site Monday, killing at least six people and injuring some 23 others, according to police and rescue workers. (Source AP)

Israeli military rescuers retrieved a sixth and last body from a collapsed Tel Aviv construction site on Saturday, five days after the accident, security and medical sources said.

A military spokeswoman said there were no further missing people at the site of Monday’s accident in the upscale Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Ramat Hahayal.

Rescuers removed two bodies on Friday, and police said that all three people have yet to be identified on Saturday.

Magen David Adom emergency medical services said they had treated 23 people at the site of the collapse.

The circumstances remain unclear, with media reporting that a floor collapsed during construction of a four-storey underground car park, which was to have a shopping centre built above it later.

Israel has seen a high number of construction accidents in comparison to the developed world.

Haaretz newspaper reported in May that 480 people were killed in construction accidents between 2000 and 2015, citing a survey placing Israel third from the bottom in a list that included the United States and 20 European nations.