One person has died as a seven-storey residential building in the Dionísio Torres neighbourhood of Fortaleza, Brazil collapsed on Tuesday morning.
Que coisa terrível. Um edifício de sete andares desabou aqui no Bairro Dionísio Torres em Fortaleza. Segundo a TV Verdes Mares, Condomínio Edifício Andrea na R.Tomas Acioly. Toda Força às famílias dos moradores e apoio aos socorristas no local lutando pelos sobreviventes. 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/1hT6DGFlI9— Emerson Damasceno (@EmersonAnomia) October 15, 2019
According to the Fire Department, between 10 and 15 people were found in the rubble of the collapsed building. At 11:43 am, the Fire Department confirmed the death of at least one person. Two people were rescued alive.
Desabou um prédio em Fortaleza. Na Tibúrcio Cavalcante. pic.twitter.com/KTeRfgL19q— Carlos Thadeu (@carlosthadeu) October 15, 2019
People who were close to the scene and suffered minor injuries were taken to hospital. A fire brigade team and two ambulances from the Mobile Emergency Response Service are working on the site.
Streets around the collapsed building have been cordoned off.