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One man in Toronto killed in partial house collapse

Emergency crews work to free someone trapped under debris at a house explosion in the east end of the city. CITYNEWS/Adrian Golombek

TORONTO (680 NEWS) — One man is dead following a partial house collapse in Toronto.

Emergency crews were called to a house under construction just after 8 a.m. EST Sunday morning.

Toronto Fire officials say they found a man trapped under debris in a two-metre trench that had caved in.

Crews worked for almost two hours to free the man who was eventually pronounced dead.

A name and age of the victim has not been released.

The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.