« Home | France "urged" Israel to invade Syria » | Lisbon - an Arab city in the heart of Europe » | The New York Times article that the Lebanese Inter... » | Stabbing in Damascus » | Chess, Middle East style - by Wassim » | EU supports return of Golan Heights to Syria » | Brammertz to reveal who isn't co-operating with th... » | Lebanon blames "pro-Syrian" group for bus bombings... » | THE OFFER » | Was the Lebanese government indirectly behind the ... » 

Sunday, March 18, 2007 

Four people killed near Aleppo in building collapse [UPDATED]

Four people have died after a building collapsed near Aleppo.

Witnesses say the bodies of a five-year-old child, two women and a man were removed from the rubble in the poor area of Bustan Al-Basha in the province of Aleppo.

Cracks appeared an hour before, and most of the residents rushed outside - it could've been far worse.

The five-storey apartment block was completely destroyed and a neighbouring building was damaged. A firefighter has also been injured, and one person is missing.

It's thought to have happened because of poor construction, and a sewage leak in the basement. The building was put up quickly, during the construction rush in the early 1970s. An investigation is underway.

Labels: ,

Links to this post

Create a Link

About me

  • Written by sasa
  • From Damascus, Syria
  • From Damascus to London via Beirut. Based in and out of the central Damascene hamlet of Saroujah. News and feelings from the streets every day. I'm talking rubbish? Leave a comment. Welcome to the information democracy. See below for info about this site.
My profile

Syria News Wire discussion

Syria News Wire - the most comprehensive source of Syrian news on the web

  • The Syria News Wire now provides news for Cafe-Syria. To find out how to get exclusive Syrian news for your site, click here.

Get Syria News Wire EMAIL UPDATES

  • the important stuff: you can cancel any time, your email address wont be used for anything except Syria News Wire updates - this is an ad-free site
  • Enter your email address below to subscribe to The Syria News Wire...