10 DIE IN HALL TRAGEDY.Byline: PAUL CLARKSON
AT least ten people were killed and 200 injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. last night when a crowded building collapsed.
Hundreds more were feared trapped in the rubble of the Versailles Wedding Hall The Versailles wedding hall (Hebrew: אולמי ורסאי), located in Talpiot, Jerusalem, is the site of the worst civil disaster in Israel's history. in Jerusalem. Up to 1,000 guests were celebrating when the third floor gave way.
Rescue workers rushed to free those trapped under concrete slabs Concrete slab
A shallow, reinforced-concrete structural member that is very wide compared with depth. Spanning between beams, girders, or columns, slabs are used for floors, roofs, and bridge decks. as ambulances from all ferried the wounded to hospitals.
One witness said: "People are trapped under the rubble - people are dying here."
Israeli radio and TV broadcast appeals for all hospital workers in Jerusalem to report to work immediately to cope with the massive influx of patients.
There were no reports of an explosion and fears of an attack by Palestinian were dismissed by Israeli police.
DESPERATE SEARCH: Emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' last night rush to rescue the hundreds trapped at the hall