July 7, 2017 / 11:37 AM / a year ago

Italy apartment block collapses near Naples, eight people missing

ROME (Reuters) - Part of a four-storey apartment block near the Italian port city of Naples collapsed on Friday, leaving eight people missing, rescue workers said.

Firefighters work on the site of a collapsed building in Torre Annunziata, Italy July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES NO ARCHIVES.

Fire fighters and other rescuers are still searching among the wreckage of the building overlooking the sea, which crumbled at around 6:20 a.m. local time, but so far no-one has been found.

The cause of the collapse in the town of Torre Annunziata is still unknown and local prosecutors have opened an investigation.

Reporting by Gavin Jones; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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