Construction workers have begun to tear-down the remainder of a roof on a building that collapsed in the centre of Prague on Sunday morning. No one was hurt in Sunday's accident, but building crews are now at work to secure the site. Experts say that the building's façade is safe, and construction on the building will continue once the rubble is cleared and inspectors have completed their investigation. The cubist building used to house the popular U Mysaka café and is located on Prague's Vodickova Street, just a hundred meters from Wenceslas Square and the frequented Mustek metro station.
Part of a building that was under renovation in the centre of Prague collapsed on Sunday morning but no-one was hurt. The cubist building used to house the popular U Mysaka café and is located on Prague's Vodickova street, just a hundred metres from Wenceslas Square and the frequented Mustek metro station. Emergency workers looked through the rubble with the help of search dogs and it appears no-one was at the site when the building collapsed.
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