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Three-storey building collapses in Frederikshavn

Two people rescued from rubble; no more trapped

November 9th, 2014 12:50 pm| by admin

Two people have been rescued from a collapsed three-storey apartment building in Frederikshavn, North Jutland police tell Jyllands-Posten.

Both people are alive, but one is seriously injured. Both are on their way to Aalborg University Hospital for treatment.

“There shouldn’t be any more people in the collapsed building,” Mogens Hougesen, head of security for North Jutland police, said.

“The whole corner of the building is gone,” Christian Henriksen, TV2 reporter, said. “You can directly look into some of the apartments.”

Police received word of the collapse around 11 a.m. on Sunday. The building on Provst Dreslersvej has been under renovation with its entire facade covered in plastic.

The reason for the collapse is not yet known.

Fourteen search and rescue specialists and four vehicles have been sent to the site to rescue people and secure and clean up the area. Residents in the rest of the building have been evacuated.