By Ahmed J Versi
Dar es Salaam, (The Muslim News): A 16-storey building collapsed near a mosque Friday in Dar es Salaam city centre, killing 17 people, including two children and injuring 20. Eighteen people have been found alive.
The building collapsed at about 8:45 am. Some of children are still suspected to be under the rubble. Rescue efforts are undergoing with the full support of the government authorities and infrastructure on the site, said a spokesman or the Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Jamaat, who run the mosque.
“Community members are requested to be calm and be assured that all efforts are being undertaken to ensure a quick and efficient recovery,” the spokesman reassured the community
“We will keep you updated as the recovery progresses,” he added.
The building was next to Shia Ithnaashari Mosque along Zanaki and Indira Gandhi Streets.
There were more than 60 people inside the building under construction when it suddenly fell apart. Bulldozers were sent to the site and operated to remove the remaining.