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Friday, 25 May, 2001, 15:34 GMT 16:34 UK
In pictures: Jerusalem disaster
Rescue workers in Jerusalem have been conducting a painstaking search of a building that collapsed on Thursday night, as hundreds of people inside celebrated a wedding.

At least 25 people were killed and more than 300 injured. There are fears that many others remain trapped beneath the rubble.

Bride Keren Dror
A video taken by one of the guests captured the moments of joy before the horror

Bride and groom embrace
The couple, Keren and Assaf Dror, had just led their guests onto the dance floor

Video of Jerusalem wedding disaster video
Suddenly, the floor is seen to dip slightly before giving way completely and leaving a gaping hole

The collapsed top floor of the wedding hall
People, chairs and tables were sent plunging through two floors to the ground.

A body is pulled out from the debris
By daybreak, rescue workers had pulled more than 20 bodies from the debris.

An injured man is taken away
More than 300 were injured, many of them seriously.

Survivors are held by Israeli rescue workers
Shocked survivors described how their celebrations turned to tragedy.

Israeli rescue workers dig through the debris
Rescuers were digging with bare hands because of concerns that the rest of the building could collapse.

Special units assist civilians as they search for survivors
A special army rescue unit, experienced in handling civil disasters worldwide, was called in.

Rescuers at Jerusalem wedding disaster
After digging all night, exhausted rescue workers take a break

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