Four injured in roof collapse at bazaar in Turkey’s Konya
AA photoFour people were wounded after heavy snow caused the roof of a bazaar building to collapse on them in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on Jan. 5, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The incident took place in Konya’s Akşehir district when heavy snowfall mounted pressure on the roof and collapsed, which left residents and shopkeepers strained under snow and rubbles of metal.
Police and paramedics arrived at the scene for immediate rescue and treatment. The injured were later taken to hospital.
Akşehir Mayor Salih Akkaya confirmed the collapse was triggered by heavy snowfall and said the four people had been rescued and were undergoing treatment in hospital.
“Some of them are suffering from broken limbs, but they do not bear risk of death. We believe that there are no more trapped under the rubble, based on our inspections, but we are perpetually continuing our operations just in case,” he said.