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Ceiling Collapses In Minsk Shopping Center

MINSK -- At least one person was injured after the ceiling of a shopping mall collapsed in the center of Belarus's capital, Minsk, on November 12.

The Belarusian Emergency Situations Ministry said a young woman who worked at a flower shop was hospitalized with head and abdomen injuries.

The ministry said the ceiling collapsed on an area of 150 square meters.

An RFE/RL correspondent reported from the site that the rescue teams and police had cordoned off the area.

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