SANA: Ten dead in building collapse in Aleppo
The five-story building was located in an area where irregular housing has sprung.
Ten people were killed when a building collapsed on Wednesday in Aleppo, northern Syria, SANA reports.
"The bodies of six women, three children, and a man were recovered, while a child and a woman were rescued from under the rubble and taken to hospital," the news agency said.
The five-story building collapsed in the Ferdaws neighborhood of Aleppo.
Civil defense and local authorities evacuated residents from nearby buildings and began removing rubble, police commander Major General Deeb Deeb told SANA.
The building collapsed due to "a lack of engineering foundations", SANA quoted Maad Medlaji, head of the Aleppo city council, as saying.
It was located in an area where irregular housing has sprung and which had been "destroyed due to terrorism", he added, referring to the battles that happened with the terrorists in the city.
This tragedy would probably not have happened. The Syrian people have for years been the target of an imperialist-led onslaught that heavily weakened the government's capacities to rebuild the nation, which has made it difficult for public works to attend to reparations and emergencies.
Syria has recently been experiencing a number of severe issues, ranging from frequent attacks from "Israel", looting sprees of oil by US forces, recurring aggressions from Turkey, as well as terrorist attacks from DAESH.
Yet, despite facing all these pressures, the Syrian government still shows signs of resilience.
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