JUNE 27, 2006 - Posted at 7:41 a.m. CST
CLINTON, Mo. (AP) - Officials confirm that a man who was missing
since a building collapsed in the west-central Missouri town of
Clinton is dead.
Thirty-two-year-old Tony Komer -- the exalted ruler of the Elks
Lodge in Clinton -- was among ten people who were trapped when the
century-old brick building collapsed around 7:30 p-m.
Clinton Police say efforts have begun to recover Komer's body
from the rubble.
Nine other people who were trapped when the building collapsed
were rescued throughout the night. The first emerged around 12:35
a-m, while the ninth was carried out around 5:30 a-m.
About 50 members of the Elks Club were finishing dinner on the
second floor when the third floor collapsed.