23 hospitalized and operations continue in search of more believed to be...

23 hospitalized and operations continue in search of more believed to be stuck in the collapsed building

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23 persons who suffered injuries due to the collapse of a six storeyed building close to the Savoy Cinema Hall have been hospitalized. The Air Force said that it had deployed a team comprising 22 Air Force officials to rescue those who are trapped in the debris.
It is reported that 15 of the injured have been admitted to the Colombo South Hospital while another eight have been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
Our correspondent reporting from the scene said that three fire trucks have been parked at the location to douse a fire which would erupt suddenly. The damage inflicted by the collapse of the building has not yet been estimated.
The Police are pursuing further investigations.