Scaffolding collapses on Peak 52 development in Taiwan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The body of a man was found under the rubble

Three people are dead and two others are missing after scaffolding collapsed in Taiwan on Monday.

The concrete structure collapsed on scaffolding that was being used to stabilise the Peak 52 development in the central Taiwanese city of Taichung.

A 36-year-old man was found by emergency crews after the collapse, local media reports.

There was no immediate indication of what caused the construction to collapse.

The men worked for Premier Architects & Engineers (TE), which said that it was “working towards finding” the other two workers who were believed to have been underneath the scaffolding.

Image copyright Twitter / Wang Mei-chun

Taiwan’s government has stepped in to assist with the rescue effort and has deployed 11 excavators, the Associated Press reports.

The owners of the construction site have been ordered to ensure other construction is finished on time, according to Taiwan’s electronic commerce authority.

The Peak 52 development is being built by an affiliate of United States-based home developer Hines.

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