Apartment building collapses in Italy; some may be trapped

Associated Press | Published: 13:51, Jul 07,2017

 
 
Italy building collapse

Rescuers work amid the rubble of a building that collapsed, left, in Torre Annunziata, near Naples, southern Italy on Friday. A five-story apartment block collapsed early Friday near the southern Italian city of Naples, and authorities were digging by hand to find anyone who may have been trapped. — AP photo

A five-story apartment block has collapsed near the southern Italian city of Naples, and authorities are working to find anyone who may have been trapped.

Fire fighters told Sky TG24 that six or seven people are believed to be buried in the rubble in the town of Torre Annunziata.

The news agency ANSA quoted witnesses as saying that there was no explosion before the collapse Friday morning but that a train had just passed by on adjacent train tracks.

Fire fighters on long, retractable ladders were checking the stability of an adjacent building in the residential neighbourhood.

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