Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

1 killed, 2 Hurt after Building Collapse in Addis

One person was killed and two others injured after a warehouse collapse in Addis Ababa city, Police said.

The accident occurred around 03:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in Ammanuel Area of Addis Ketema Sub-City.

Com. Meaza Woldegebreal of Mesalemya Area Police said the warehouse partially collapsed after it was filled with rainwater.

The side of the building fell down on adjacent houses while the residents were inside.

With the support of the ppublic, Police said they were able to rescue three people from the debris and transport them to hospital.

One of the three passed away in the hospital from a serious injury sustained from the accident.

The other two, who are also seriously hurt, are still receiving treatments in hospital.

The partially collapsed warehouse is still concern for people residing in the nearby houses, and need a

Police urged city authorities to step up their preemptive works in accident prone areas during the rainy season to prevent similar fatal accidents from happening.

By Chala Dandessa

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