At least three people have been killed and dozens more are trapped after a multi-storey building collapsed in the centre of the main Tanzanian city, Dar es Salaam, rescue workers say.
are trapped after a multi-storey building collapsed in the centre of the main
Tanzanian city, Dar es Salaam, rescue workers say.
alive, officials say.
Thirteen people have been pulled out of the ruins
residents and children from a Koranic school, are missing.
Some 45 people, including construction workers,
under construction is now a "huge pile of chaos".
The BBC's Hassan Mhelela says the high-rise building
was a huge noise and the building collapsed behind me.
Eyewitness Nishit Surelia told the BBC: "There
earthquake. There was dust everywhere. We then realised what had
"Everyone started running, thinking it was an
mass of iron bars to get access to the centre of the building, where some
people are thought to be still alive.
Our reporter says a huge crane has ben pulling out a
calls to friends and relatives.
Trapped victims are said to have been making phone
Bulldozers are also being used to move the rubble, our
other residential and commercial properties in central Dar es Salaam.
The collapsed building was near a mosque, as well as
It was supposed to have been at least 12 floors high
the construction company, while work on a nearby site undertaken by the same
company has been suspended.
Police say they are questioning four people linked to