Syria families evacuated from unsafe homes in Aleppo
05 February 2019| 29 Jumadul Ulaa 1440| Middle East Monitor
Some 4,000 Syrian families have been evacuated from their homes in the city of Aleppo, amid concerns that thousands of buildings are unsafe to live in, according to Syrian news agency Al-Souria Net.
The move comes after a five story tower block in the Salaheddin district collapsed on Saturday, killing 11 people, including at least four children. One child was pulled out alive from the rubble after rescue teams worked for hours to free him.
The incident has prompted discussions on the safety of residential towers in the eastern district of the city, with Aleppo Governor Hussein Diab stating that families would be moved to alternative housing while their homes were repaired or demolished and rebuilt.
At least 10,000 buildings in the area are believed to be on the brink of collapse, having been besieged and heavily bombarded by the Assad regime and Russia.