Dying toll rises to 9 in collapsed constructing in Jordan By Reuters


© Reuters. Civil defence members seek for survivors on the website of a four-storey residential constructing collapse in Amman, Jordan September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Muath Freij


AMMAN (Reuters) -Jordanian rescuers looked for a second day for remaining survivors underneath the rubble of a collapsed constructing in Amman the place 9 folks have been confirmed lifeless to this point, officers stated on Wednesday.

No less than 25 folks have been within the dilapidated residential constructing within the Webdeh district of the Jordanian capital when it crumbled on Tuesday.

Civil defence rescuers labored by the evening to take away collapsed concrete roofs and raise particles in a determined seek for survivors. A couple of dozen folks had been evacuated to this point, a number of with severe accidents, hospital sources stated.

Earlier the federal government stated they believed at the least ten folks have been nonetheless underneath the rubble and a few might be alive.

Civil Defence chief Hatem Jaber informed reporters that search and rescue operations would proceed till there was no hope of discovering extra survivors, including that over 350 rescuers have been concerned, in addition to drones and police canine.

The most recent survivor to be pulled out of the particles was a 5-month previous child who was in steady situation, a hospital supply stated.

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

The general public prosecutor has opened a felony case in opposition to a contractor who was drilling within the constructing within the days earlier than its collapse and one of many homeowners of the constructing in reference to the incident, a judicial supply stated on Wednesday.

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