Roof of Beduin building under construction collapses injuring 6

Bedoin construction workers treated for moderate and light injuries at Soroka Medical Center.

November 5, 2017 20:23
Roof of Beduin building under construction collapses injuring 6

The building under construction in the Southern Bedouin village of al-Sayyid that collapsed injuring 6 construction workers Sunday. (photo credit: MAGEN DAVID ADOM)

Six Beduin construction workers were lightly and moderately injured Sunday afternoon in the Southern Beduin village of al-Sayyid, when the roof of a building under construction collapsed. According to Magen David Adom first-responder Kassem Nassasra, the collapse of the one-story structure occurred shortly after 1 p.m.

“When I arrived on the scene there was a lot of fuss,” said Nassasra. “Outside the building, there were six patients in moderate and mild condition, with bruises to their heads and limbs. Together with large MDA forces who arrived on the scene we conducted medical tests on them and evacuated them to Soroka Medical Center in MDA ambulances and mobile intensive care vehicles,” he reported.

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MDA spokeswoman Bar Zukerman said the two patients in moderate condition included a 56-year-old male who sustained bruises to his head and limbs, and a 25-year-old male who also sustained limb wounds. The other four victims are in their 20s. Police said construction has been suspended amid an investigation into the collapse, although no foul play is suspected.

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