Tel Aviv building collapses, no injuries reported

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March 13, 2013 16:20

A three story building in central Tel Aviv partially collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, with an entire half of the building lying in rubble in the courtyard below.

By late-afternoon IDF search and rescue teams were on the scene with trained dogs searching for survivors, but police said they don't believe that anyone is trapped inside the rubble.

Tel Aviv police added that they believe the collapse occurred because the preserved building was over 60 years old, and was not the result of a gas explosion as had been previously reported.

Guy Dallal, who lives in the building with his wife, says he was at home when the collapse happened, in his apartment on the other side of the building. He said he felt a shock wave of some sort and left the building, without injury.


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