(VIDEO); Infant rescued from the rubble following Kandy building collapse

(VIDEO); Infant rescued from the rubble following Kandy building collapse

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Sep, 2020 | 8:49 am

Colombo (News 1st); An infant was rescued by Search and Rescue personnel following the collapse of a five-storied building in Buwelikada, Kandy.

Dramatic scenes unfolded at the location as Search and Rescue Personnel including the Sri Lanka Army and Police searched through the debris to locate several missing people.

Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre in the Kandy District Indika Ranaweera speaking to News 1s said the building collapsed on to a nearby house.

Three people were rescued and Search and Rescue is underway to locate and rescue any other trapped individuals.

“We were sleeping and I heard a loud noise at around 05:00 AM. Then the rubble fell on me and I screamed for help. Thereafter, several of us managed to climb down using a rope after breaking through a window,” said one of the survivors to News 1st.

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