Tragedy in Syria: At least 10 dead from the collapse of an apartment building in Aleppo

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Tragedy in Syria: At least 10 dead from the collapse of an apartment building in Aleppo

“The bodies of six women, three children and a man were recovered, while a child and a woman were rescued from the wreckage and taken to a hospital,” according to the same source.

At least ten people died on Wednesday when an apartment building collapsed in the northern city of Aleppo, SANA, Syria’s official news agency, reported.

“The bodies of six women, three children and a man were recovered, while a child and a woman were rescued from the wreckage and taken to a hospital,” according to the same source.

Civil Protection and local authorities evacuated residents of buildings around the destroyed five-story apartment building, while debris began to be cleared, a police officer told the agency.

The building in the Ferdows neighborhood collapsed because it “didn’t have a foundation,” the head of Aleppo’s municipal council, Maad Medlaji, was quoted as saying by SANA. It had been built without a permit.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, it was in a sector of the city “which had been targeted by shelling” during the war.

In Aleppo, where many buildings were destroyed in the eleven years of armed conflict, many returnees live in buildings that have been damaged, poorly repaired or built illegally.

Syria’s complex war since 2011, involving foreign forces and jihadist groups, has killed at least half a million people, destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure and turned millions into internally displaced persons and refugees.

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