Authorities evacuate 4 premises surrounding Amman's collapsed building

(Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Four premises surrounding a four-story building that collapsed on Tuesday in Amman, Jabal Al-Weibdeh, were evacuated, and they moved residents to a safer place, according to an official in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

GAM's deputy for the 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, seven people were killed due to the collapse. Rescue teams are still searching the rubble for survivors.

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