Authorities evacuate 4 premises surrounding Amman's collapsed building

[14-09-2022 10:58 PM]

Ammon News - Four premises surrounding a four-story building that collapsed on Tuesday in Amman, Jabal Al Weibdeh, were evacuated, and residents were moved to a safer place, according to an official in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM).

GAM's deputy for regions and environment sector Hussam Najdawi told Petra on Wednesday that the crumbled building is 50 years old, adding that the municipality did not receive any reports of cracks from the owner or residents.

He said a public safety committee, formed on Tuesday and headed by the Mayor, has made a few decisions to avoid further risks to people living in adjoining buildings.

So far, five people have been people killed and 13 others have been injured due to the collapse. Rescue teams are still searching the rubble for survivors.

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