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Dozens of Casualties in Manama Building Collapse

Dozens of Casualties in Manama Building Collapse

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 09:15
FILE PHOTO: Bahrain Financial Harbour (L) and Bahrain World Trade Center are are seen in diplomatic area in Manama, Bahrain, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo
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Several people were killed and dozens injured when an old residential building collapsed in Bahrain’s capital late Tuesday, the interior ministry said on its Twitter account.

“Civil Defense continues the search and rescue operations at the site of the collapsed building in Salmaniya,” it said, adding that three bodies were retrieved, while one victim died at the hospital.

The ministry said earlier that more than 11 civil defense vehicles, 15 security patrols, 60 personnel and 19 ambulances were carrying out rescue operations after the collapse of the two-story building.

Around 32 injured individuals were transported to hospital, it added.

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