Person buried under collapsed town hall in Woerden

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A construction worker was buried under the town hall in Woerden, the central Netherlands, on Friday morning when the building partially collapsed during renovation work, reports ANP.

The fire brigade has been unable to make contact with the victim or enter the building due to risk of collapse, it reports, but rescue attempts are underway. The second floor partly collapsed and it is thought that a builder is buried.

People have been working on the building for several months, with the aim of opening a new hall next year.