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A Building Has Collapsed in Tel Aviv, With People Possibly Trapped Inside

Mideast Israel-Building Collapse
Oded Balilty—AP A general view of the scene of the building collapse in Tel Aviv, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

Israeli police said six people were injured, with one in serious condition with head injuries

(TEL AVIV, Israel) — A building that was under construction collapsed in Tel Aviv on Monday, injuring at least six people and sending a large plume of dust over the area.

Officials were trying to determine the cause of the collapse as rescue crews and medical workers converged on the scene, fearing there were people trapped in the ruins. The Israeli military said it was dispatching search-and-rescue forces to assist in the efforts.

Israeli police said six people were injured, and Eli Bin, director of the national rescue service, said one was in serious condition with head injuries.

The incident occurred at a construction site in Ramat Hahayil, a commercial area in northern Tel Aviv. The neighborhood is home to many high-tech businesses, restaurants and a hospital.

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