Apart­ment build­ing col­lapses in Italy

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

MI­LAN — Res­cue work­ers have iden­ti­fied two bod­ies in the rub­ble of a five-story apart­ment build­ing that par­tially col­lapsed south of Naples early Fri­day, fire­fight­ers said.

Crews have been dig­ging mostly by hand to find seven peo­ple re­ported miss­ing in the res­i­den­tial build­ing along a pas­sen­ger rail­way line in the sea­side town of Torre An­nun­zi­ata, four kilo­me­tres (three miles) from the Pom­peii ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site.

The cause of the col­lapse re­mains un­known, but au­thor­i­ties were in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether it was re­lated to ren­o­va­tion work in the build­ing. Of­fi­cials had said seven peo­ple, in­clud­ing two chil­dren, were miss­ing. An el­derly res­i­dent who had been be­lieved to be in­side was later ac­counted for.

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