Friday, 26 October 2012

Roof Collapse Kills Two Supermarket Shoppers, Six missing

At least two people were killed and six others were missing on Friday after a supermarket roof collapsed in southern Argentina, authorities said.
The accident struck shortly before closing late Thursday when an adjacent building under construction collapsed in the city of Neuquen, damaging the structure supporting the market's roof.
Emergency workers "are looking under the debris for six missing people," said Vanina Merlo, the provincial civil defence chief.
However Ms Merlo told reporters that searchers were moving carefully given the risk of a further structural collapse.
A source in the office of the mayor of Neuquen, speaking on condition of anonymity, gave the figure of two dead, six missing and 18 injured, down from 11 initially reported as missing.
Neuquen, a city of 300,000 about 1150km southwest of Buenos Aires, is the capital of the state of the same name.


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