Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Apartment Building Collapses in Poland: 6 Killed, 4 Injured

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Apartment Building Collapses in Poland: 6 Killed, 4 Injured

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WARSAW, Poland * A pre-World War II apartment house collapsed Saturday in southwestern Poland, leaving six people dead and four injured, authorities said.

Scores of firefighters with dogs continued to search the rubble of the building in the town of Swiebodzice , to make sure no one remained trapped.

According to Daniel Mucha, regional spokesman for the firefighters, the two upper floors of the three-floor building might have collapsed due to a gas explosion. A team of construction experts were to investigate the cause.

The rescue management center said the body of a sixth victim was found late Saturday. Two of the dead were school-age children.

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo arrived late Saturday at the site, 250 miles southwest of Warsaw, to talk with the victims and the rescue workers. …

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