Kampala - Police in Rwanda say a four-story building that
was under construction collapsed, killing at least three workers and injuring
21 more people.
Rwandan police said in a statement late on Tuesday that the
building in the eastern district of Nyagatare collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.
The statement described the incident as an "unfolding tragedy".
It said police are working with the Rwandan military to find
survivors. It was yet clear what caused the collapse or even how many people
are feared buried under the rubble.
In recent years, building collapses have become frequent in
East and Central African countries as some property developers bypass
regulations to cut costs. In March, a building collapsed in the Tanzanian city
of Dar es Salaam, killing at least 30 people.