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.