Nine people trapped in Israeli building site collapse

JERUSALEM: A parking garage under construction collapsed in Tel Aviv on Monday and about nine people were believed to be trapped under the debris, rescue services said.

Some 10 people were treated for injuries.

A fire brigade spokesman said part of the three-storey structure had initially collapsed, causing a crane to fall and bring down more of the partially-completed parking building.

The incident occurred in the Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Ramat Hahayal adjacent to a hospital and buildings housing high-tech offices and restaurants.

Several of the nine people believed trapped in the structure had made contact with rescuers, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.