Seven people rescued, one dead after building collapse in Mansoura on Wednesday morning
A four-storey building in Mansoura, located close to the Lulu Express on B-Ring Road, collapsed early on Wednesday morning, reported The Peninsula.
Rescue teams from the Civil Defense who rushed to the area were able to save the lives of seven people after the building collapsed. However, one person who was inside the building succumbed to the injuries, tweeted Qatar’s Ministry of Interior.
تمكنت فرق #الدفاع_المدني والجهات المختصة من انقاذ حياة (7) أشخاص جراء سقوط مبنى سكني مكّون من أربعة طوابق في منطقة بن درهم (وسط الدوحة)، بينما توفي شخص واحد كان من ضمن المتواجدين في المبنى #الداخلية_قطر pic.twitter.com/eMQahc1hVX— وزارة الداخلية - قطر (@MOI_Qatar) March 22, 2023
Officials have cordoned off the area and rescue efforts are underway. A resident of the area confirmed the incident.
“A part of the structure collapsed onto a structure right beside it. The whole area has been cordoned off and no one is allowed to enter the buildings,” he was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said the collapse occurred at around 8:18am. “The building has many Pakistani, Egyptian and Filipino families in it,” said the witness.
Both of them said frequent repair works had been ongoing in the now-collapsed building.
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