Sixteen people, including children, were killed when a building collapsed today in a neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, according to local imgs.
At 03:00 in the morning, in the Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maksoud, the five-story building collapsed after water poured into its foundations” and while residents were sleeping, the official Syrian news agency Sana reported.
Seven families lived in the building, according to the interior ministry, nearly 35 people according to residents, although it is unclear how many of them were inside the building when it collapsed.
The toll stood at 16 dead and 4 injured by late Sunday afternoon, Sana reported.
According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a large network of imgs on the ground in Syria, one child was killed.
In the morning, the official Kurdish news agency Anha had reported 12 dead, including 5 children, citing a provisional count.
Four people were pulled out of the rubble alive, according to Sana.
Rescuers, civil protection forces and firefighters continue search operations to locate other people missing in the ruins.
Images broadcast by Syrian state television showed rescuers working through the rubble with their hands covered in dust. Next to them, excavators dig through a sea of debris.
Source: News Beast
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