Five-storied building collapses in Kandy trapping five people

A five-storied building collapsed in Kandy early this morning trapping five people in an adjoining house.

The building located in Buwelikada in Kandy, caved-in and collapsed onto an adjoining house.

Five people, including a child were in the house at the time.

A rescue operation was launched and three people, including the child were initially rescued.

The 1 1/2 month old infant died on admission to hospital.

The search and rescue operation continued to locate the remaining two people, the parents of the infant, trapped inside the rubble.

The bodies of the parents were later recovered following the search operation which also involved the army. (Colombo Gazette)

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