Rescue operation on for couple trapped in building cave-in (video)

Sunday, 20 September 2020 - 11:53

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A rescue operation is still under way for a couple who is trapped inside a building at Buwelikada in Kandy following a caving-in.

Police say a five-storey building that had caved-in collapsed onto the other building around 5.00 am today (20) , trapping several people inside.

A rescued woman said a concrete slab collapsed onto their building with a big sound.

Despite being trapped, she managed to use her mobile phone to alert the police emergency, who came to her rescue.

She said two of her relatives, a couple, are still trapped in a room.

A one-and-a-half-months-old infant was rescued, but died in hospital later.

Police request the public to refrain from visiting the location.