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Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Building Collapse 'Traps Dozens'

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Building Collapse 'Traps Dozens'

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.

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Building Collapse 'Traps Dozens'

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

happened."

"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

reporter says.

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

when finished.

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

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