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Horror as building collapses.

FIFTEEN people were injured when a six-storey apartment building collapsed in Norway early today, police said.

Five other people were missing after the incident in the west coast city of Aalesund.

Aalesund Police operations leader Magne Tjoennoey said about 20 people were believed to have been inside, based on the building's normal occupancy, when the bottom floors caved in.

He said the cause of the collapse had not been determined, but later told newspapers that a rock slide appeared to have hit the relatively new structure in the city, 220 miles north-west of Oslo.

The building was partially built into a steep mountainside.


FRANTIC SEARCH: Rescue workers gather near the collapsed building in Aalesund, Norway, earlier today. Police said 15 people were injured and another five were still missing after the apartment block caved in amid reports of a rock slide
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 26, 2008
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