1 killed, scores feared dead in building collapse in Indonesia's Kalimantan
FILE PIC: Building collapse in Indonesia. /Xinhua

FILE PIC: Building collapse in Indonesia. /Xinhua

One was killed and scores more feared dead after the collapse of a mini market in South Kalimantan province's district of Banjar on Monday afternoon, with evacuation still underway, a top rescuer said.

According to Wasino, head of the Operation Unit of the Provincial Search and Rescue Office, the accident, which has killed one person, occurred at about 4:30 p.m. local time, burying many people inside the building.

"Now, we are trying to evacuate the victims. Many people are under the rubble as the building totally collapsed this afternoon," he said.

According to a rescuer, Amri Zuna, the collapse took place when the two-story building was crowded. "It was hours before the breaking of fasting time, when people commonly shop for foods here," the rescuer told Xinhua by phone.

"It could be many people under the rubble. So far, we have found one body and rescued six people who suffered injuries. All of them have been sent to a nearby hospital," he said.

The rescuer said that the search and rescue operation was hampered by crowds of people around the scene.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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