| 25 May 2024, Saturday |

At least 10 people trapped in collapsed building in Jordan

In the Jordanian capital’s collapsed building, where five confirmed deaths have been reported so far, rescuers were looking for ten people on Wednesday.

When a dilapidated apartment building in Amman collapsed on Tuesday, at least 25 people were inside.

“There are at least 10 people under the rubble … there are signs of life,” said government spokesperson Faisal Shboul during a visit to the site in the Webdeh district.

Civil defence rescuers worked through the night to remove collapsed concrete roofs and lift debris in a desperate search for survivors. About a dozen people had been evacuated so far, several with serious injuries, hospital sources said.

Prime Minister Bisher al Khasawneh ordered an investigation as officials blamed the building’s state of disrepair.

  • Reuters