4-storey residential building collapses in Jordan killing 5

Around 14 people were evacuated from the rubble



Jordanian rescue workers search for missing persons. Photo: AFP
Jordanian rescue workers search for missing persons. Photo: AFP

By AFP

Published: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 10:02 PM

Last updated: Wed 14 Sep 2022, 6:27 AM

Five people died after a four-story residential building collapsed in Jordan's capital on Tuesday and rescue efforts were under way to find survivors, police said.

Reuters witnesses said civil defence workers were removing debris from the collapsed building to find survivors trapped under the rubble. Around 14 people were evacuated from the rubble.

Prime Minister Bisher al Khasawneh, who had arrived at the scene, called for an immediate investigation of the collapse in the Webdeh district in the central part of the city.

Police cordoned off the area near the site as crowds watched.

Officials said one of the reasons for the collapse was the state of disrepair of the building.

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