Construction worker dies trying to save colleagues

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The man died after trying to rescue two other workers at the site. File photo: Gary Knight/Flickr
16:31 CEST+02:00
A construction worker has died and three others were injured after support beams at a site in Rome collapsed, causing a hole to cave in, on Tuesday afternoon.

The man, 40 died after trying to rescue three other workers at the site on Via Aurelia, in the west of the capital, La Repubblica reported.

The men had been working in the two-and-a-half-foot deep hole, installing plumbing, when the beams collapsed.

Firefighters rescues the two other men, who are now in hospital, one with chest injuries and the other with a broken leg, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Police are now trying to establish how the accident happened.

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