Building Under Construction Collapses in Algiers

Algiers — Building under construction collapsed Friday at about 12:34 in El Achour, on the heights of Algiers, Civil Protection's communication officer in the capital, Second Lieutenant Benkhalfallah Khaled, told APS.

"No human loss has been reported so far," Benkhalfallah said, adding that the Civil Protection Department has no information whether there were workers at the construction site during the fall of the two-storey structure.

Civil protection services have mobilized significant resources in search of "possible casualties," he said.

Seven trucks, six ambulances and a search and rescue dog team are on the scene.