Police say 7 dead in Sri Lankan building collapse

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara says firefighters and police are searching for people who may be trapped under the rubble.

He said the building, which collapsed Wednesday in Colombo's Grandpass district, had been used as a storehouse for spices.

The cause of the collapse is being investigated.