Baku, September 5, AZERTAC
Two construction workers were confirmed dead after a parking structure under construction collapsed in northeastern Tel Aviv late on Monday morning, according to The Times of Israel.
Seven were still trapped on Monday afternoon and rescuers feared for their lives amid a frantic operation to locate and reach them. The search and rescue effort was expected to last through the night.
Three more workers had been trapped under the structure but were rescued after firefighters dug a tunnel to them through the rubble and sand.
Another 21 workers, both Israeli and Palestinian, were rescued or managed to stagger out of the site themselves in the first hour after the collapse, according to firefighters.
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