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Building collapse in Saudi Arabia kills 4

Six injured after concrete pouring accident in Buraidah, investigation under way

Building collapse in Saudi Arabia kills 4
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Four people have been killed and six injured after a building that was under construction in the Saudi city of Buraidah collapsed on Monday.

According to Arab News, the building, located inside a factory, was being built without permission.

The newspaper said that the governor of Qassim, Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, had directed that a committee be set up to investigate the cause of the accident.

“The command and control center in Buraidah received a report about the incident during the concrete pouring process in the factory, which has an area of 390 square meters,” Ibrahim Abalkheil, a Qassim civil defence spokesman, said, according to the newspaper.

“Investigations and search and rescue operations revealed seven people were stuck under the iron and concrete.”

“Three people were rescued alive, while four others were found dead. They were covered in concrete, so teams had to break the concrete and cut the iron to remove the bodies,” he said.