Amman building collapse: Rescue operation under way | News



Major rescue operation is under way to evacuate people after a four-storey residential building collapsed in Jordan’s capital.

A four-storey residential building in Jordan’s capital, Amman, has collapsed, trapping several people, according to witnesses and local media reports.

Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh and senior members of the government were seen at the site on Tuesday as a major rescue operation was under way to evacuate people caught under the debris.

Videos circulating on Twitter showed debris from a collapsed building, with several members of the armed forces and civil defence present in the area.


The building is located in Weibdeh, a witness told Al Jazeera. The neighbourhood is known for its cafes, bars and artistic venues, and is popular with expats and locals alike.

This is a developing story. 


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