Rescue workers were seen at the site of a collapsed building in Dusseldorf on Monday, where they later discovered the body of one deceased construction worker, and continued to search for another who remained missing.
The building, which was under construction, collapsed on Monday and leaves the whole building complex at risk of a further collapse.
According to reports, the building in question, as well as the adjacent building to the back yard, were in the process of being completely renovated before the collapse.
Reports also indicate that the construction permit for the fallen building had been granted on the day of its collapse, with police calling into question if work had been carried out there that was not yet approved.
As of Tuesday, the cause of the collapse remains unclear, but inhabitants of adjacent buildings have been temporarily evacuated while investigations continue.