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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Building Collapse Kills One

An 11-story parking garage being built near the Paveletskaya metro station collapsed Thursday, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring three others, rescuers said.

A 700-square-meter section of the parking garage on Ulitsa Kozhevnicheskaya caved in, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Yevgeny Bobylyov said.

Investigators said the collapse might be linked construction violations.

The contractor, the Russian branch of the Austrian company Strabag, had no immediate comment.

The killed worker was not immediately identified. Bobylyov said the three injured workers were from Belarus and had been hospitalized.

The Investigative Committee said it had opened an investigation.

(MT)