Jordan 4-storey building collapse kills one, injures 11
After a building in one of the oldest districts of Amman collapses, killing one and injuring 11, the mayor of Amman is requested to investigate the cause of the collapse.
One person's body was recovered and 11 more were rescued while others remained trapped after a four-story residential building collapsed on Tuesday in the capital of Jordan, authorities said.
"Rescue teams were able to pull one dead person out from under the rubble... following the collapse of an inhabited residential building," a security spokesman told AFP.
He added that 11 injured people were also rescued and efforts to save the trapped ones were ongoing at the site in Amman's Jabal Al-Weibdeh district.
"A number of people trapped in the collapsed building" remained there, a source at the civil defense service said but did not provide an exact number.
PM Bisher Al-Khasawneh inspected the destroyed building along with the ministers of interior, information, and health, according to an AFP correspondent.
Government spokesperson Faisal Al-Shaboul told reporters at the site that the Prime Minister had ordered officials and the mayor of Amman to investigate the cause of the collapse.
"Among the reasons for the collapse of the building are that it is old and dilapidated", Deputy Prime Minister Tawfiq Kreishan told state television, adding that surrounding buildings were being evaluated.
A judicial source speaking on condition of anonymity said that the prosecution had launched a probe into the accident.
Jabal Al-Weibdeh is one of the oldest districts of Amman as it dates back to the early 20th century and is inhabited by a large number of expatriates.