Mosque's dome collapses in Turkey, trapping engineer beneath wreckage

Extraordinary scenes as a mosque’s dome collapses during construction in Turkey, trapping an engineer beneath the wreckage as hundreds join the rescue effort

  • Korkut Kucukcan became trapped after the wooden construction collapsed yesterday at around 3pm
  • A total of 250 people came together in the hunt for the married father-of-two stuck under the rubble
  • The search and rescue efforts are ongoing with the support of dogs, thermal imaging cameras and drones

The dome of a mosque has collapsed during construction in Turkey, trapping a civil engineer beneath the wreckage for 24 hours.

Search and rescue teams are desperately looking for Korkut Kucukcan after the structural framework of the Akkent Mosque collapsed.

The religious building is in the Sahinbey district of Gaziantep in the south of the country.

The dome of a mosque has collapsed during construction in Turkey, trapping a civil engineer beneath the wreckage for 24 hours

Search and rescue teams are desperately looking for Korkut Kucukcan after the structural framework of the Akkent Mosque collapsed

The wooden pier collapsed at 3pm yesterday local time and rescuers have been hunting for the worker through the night.

A total of 250 people came together in the hunt for the married father-of-two Kucukcan.

The locals informed authorities about the collapse immediately after the incident. 

The religious building which is currently under construction is in the Sahinbey district of Gaziantep in the south of the country

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, police, and rescue teams rushed to the wreckage site.

Rescue efforts are relatively slow as the site still poses danger to people looking for him.

The search and rescue efforts have been ongoing for more than 24 hours with the support of dogs, thermal imaging cameras and drones.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, police, and rescue teams rushed to the wreckage site

The search and rescue efforts have been ongoing for more than 24 hours with the support of dogs, thermal imaging cameras, and drones

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