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Building collapse in Colombia kills 1; 10 still missing

Rescue personnel work at the scene of the 22-story building collapse in Medellin, Colombia.

Story highlights

  • Two people are injured
  • The building collapsed Saturday night in Medellin
  • Just before it tumbled, officials evacuated 24 families after they noticed cracks

A 22-story residential building collapsed in Colombia's second-largest city, killing one person, injuring two and leaving 10 others unaccounted for, authorities said Sunday.

The building collapsed Saturday night in Medellin, according to the office of Claudia Patricia Restrepo, the temporary mayor.

Officials evacuated 24 families from the building Friday after they noticed cracks.

Construction workers inside the building at the time of the collapse were among the missing, according to the mayor.

After the incident, authorities evacuated residents of nearby buildings as a security measure.

Restrepo said police, the fire department, psychologists and the Red Cross were at the site.

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