In a tweet, police confirmed that one person was found dead at the site in Tel Aviv during the “search and rescue operations.” The search continues for others believed trapped under the rubble.
Initial reports suggest that a crane toppled over in the Ramat HaHayal area of the city, triggering the collapse of the multi-story building. Pictures taken at the scene appear to show dust rising from the remains of a large building, possible a multi-storey car park.
Social media posts by Israeli authorities indicate that 15 people rescued from the building are being treated for “light to medium” injuries. It’s believed that rescue teams are also in contact with at least five other people who have not yet been pulled from the rubble.