Building collapses in Colombo, Wellawatte : Many feared trapped

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:50 GMT, May 18, 2017 |

An under-construction six- storied wedding hall collapsed in Wellawatte this morning (May 18). Twenty people have been admitted to Colombo south Kalubowila teaching hospital due to the incident.

Hospital sources said, among the twenty, ten persons are in critical condition. At least three are feared trapped among the debris.

The rest of the building is collapsing gradually and rescue operations are being carried out by the military and fire-fighters.

Meanwhile, residents nearby the disastrous location have been evacuated as precautionary measure.