A construction worker is dead and five co-workers are hospitalized with injuries after a three-story town house they were building in Dallas collapsed during a thunderstorm.

The collapse happened about 4 p.m. Monday about a mile (1.6 kilometers) west of the city’s downtown.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says 20 to 30 people were working in and around the wood-frame structure when it collapsed, trapping six workers.

Emergency workers attempt to rescue people trapped under a three-story structure that collapsed in Dallas, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. A construction worker is dead and five co-workers are hospitalized with injuries after a three-story town house they were building west of downtown Dallas collapsed during a thunderstorm. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

One worker died at the scene, while five others were taken to hospitals. Evans says their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The cause of the collapse remains under investigation. However, the National Weather Service reported wind gusts exceeding 60 mph (97 kph) and a rainfall rate of 4 inches (101 millimeters) per hour in the vicinity.

Source: The Associated Press

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