The collapse of a convention centre being built northwest of the Saudi Arabian capital has left more than 50 workers trapped under rubble.
Official media said today that the collapse happened at noon and resulted in more than 50 workers being trapped, adding that four people who were wounded were recovered from the building site for Qassim University.
Bandar al-Roshodi, the university spokesman, told Saudi television news channel Al-Ekhbariya that the workers were mostly from Pakistan.
“Until now we are searching,” he said.
Roshodi said that the trapped workers were of different nationalities, saying that he hoped that there could be chances of more survivors.. “We have hope, God willing.”
Pictures from the scene showed a sprawling but low-level construction site, where many steel support rods had collapsed along with other parts of the structure. [myad]