At least one person was killed
and scores injured after a multi-storey building collapsed in the city of
Fortaleza in Brazil on Tuesday night.
Local reports indicate that
the seven-storey building collapsed at about 10:30 (13:30 GMT).
The building, located in the
upscale neighborhood of the city, is believed to be about 40 years-old.
Officials of the fire
department confirmed that one person was killed in the incident. Recovery teams
managed to pull eight people from the rubble.
About ten people are believed
to be trapped inside the rubble.
Rescue operations are ongoing
and the roads near the site have been temporarily closed to allow for better
access to the scene.
Rescue workers also appealed
for silence at the scene to facilitate quicker location of trapped victims.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.