350 buildings in Zarqa at risk of collapsing

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AMMAN—The residential building collapse in the capital’s Luweibdeh neighborhood raised the alarm on hundreds of old buildings that are in danger of collapsing in Zarqa, which threatens thousands of families if the incident occurs again, according to Khaberni News. اضافة اعلان

Joint committees formed by the Zarqa governorate, the municipality and the relevant authorities to count the number of buildings, estimated at about 350, and procedures began with the evacuation of a number of houses for threatening public safety, whose construction age exceeded 60 years.

A database and the degree of danger of each building need to be determined, in addition to the complexities of the current building law that prevent citizens from renovating their home.

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