On the morning of Friday 29 March 2013 a 16 storey building under construction and adjacent to the open area of the Dar Es Salaam Imambargha collapsed. Sadly, this took place when there were people including children in the compound. Initial reports suggest several people including construction workers, residents and children were missing.
Rescue efforts have been under way since the collapse. The Dar es Salaam Jamaat & Africa Federation officials and hundreds of volunteers from communities as well as the Tanzanian Police Force and Fire and Rescue are at the site of the accident. Efforts have been around the clock, with the hopes of finding survivors. A crane was used overnight to remove the large pieces of concrete.