At least four killed by collapse of building in Cartagena

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Authorities are working to rescue people who remain under the rubble. | Photo: The spectator

At least four people were killed, 20 were rescued and 11 were injured, after the collapse of a building under construction, this Thursday in the Blas de Lezo district, to the southwest of Cartagena, informed the Department administrative district of health of Colombia (Dadis).

ATTENTION: 8 wounded and around 35 injured after collapse of building in Cartagena, neighborhood Blas de Lezo @Citytv @ELTIEMPO pic.twitter.com/eghF0f0JNr – DIEGO JAIMES (@jaimes_avellan) April 27, 2017 “apparently was a structural failure, although they say if they had permission of curatorship and that they could build”, said the Mayor of Cartagena, Manuel Vicente Duque, from the place of the accident.
For its part, the Cuerpo de Bomberos de Cartagena said that the heavy rains that fell over the city on Wednesday could have affected the building of 6 floors.

The community reported that the building had 5 months in construction. | Photo: El Heraldo. 

 
Instead of the collapse, relief agencies are to bail out people who lie beneath the rubble, those who are being sent to the clinics of Blas de Lezo and El Bosque.
“It’s a real disgrace; We have activated all authorities, we are pulling out injured and we will pay the best attention. We are also enabled with all hospital network”, said Duke.

The emergency is staffed by police, firefighters, Civil Defense, Red Cross, the Health Secretary and the Marine Corps. | Photo: The Viewer.

 
The place also have begun to reach relatives of the workers who were trapped in the rubble.
 

Search intensifies and Colombian (@cruzrojacol) rescue in Cartagena, collapse of a building pic.twitter.com/TiLFYfY3YM emergency – Red Cross April 27, 2017