YAOUNDE, July 14 (Xinhua) — One construction worker was killed and 26 others injured when a building under construction collapsed on Wednesday in Cameroon’s commercial hub Douala, according to local authorities.
Firefighters have responded to the collapse, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m. local time at the Akwa neighbourhood of the city, local officials said.
Witnesses told Xinhua the building collapsed as the workers were trying to construct a deck for the six-story-building.
All those injured have been rushed to the hospital to receive medical attention. Three of the 26 injured construction workers sustained “life-threatening” injuries, local officials said. Enditem