At least five workers are dead following the collapse of a building under construction in eastern Uganda while many others remain under the rubble, authorities said Thursday.

The two-story building, located on Madhivani Road in the city of Jinja, collapsed Wednesday evening.

A combined rescue team of residents, police and the Uganda Red Cross is working to retrieve bodies as hopes of finding more survivors fade.

Kiira regional police spokesperson Diana Nandawula told journalists that eight workers had been rescued after the building came crashing down on them and they were rushed to Jinja Referral Hospital while four

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