DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) — At least four people were killed and 17 others injured after a one-story building collapsed on Monday evening on the outskirts of Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam, an official said on Tuesday.

Kheri James, the Ubungo district commissioner, said two women were killed when the building, under construction, collapsed on two adjacent houses.

“Two men who were part of a team constructing the building were also killed after the collapse of the building at Goba area,” James told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

He said the building collapsed on Monday at around 3 p.m. local time, adding that some of the 17 injured people were in critical condition.

James added that the injured people included neighbors and contractors of the building designed for businesses.

“Investigators from various security agencies were working to establish the cause that led to the collapse of the building,” said the official, adding that after the investigations the place will be cleared from the debris. Enditem

By Auther