CAIRO: A residential building of three floors in Alexandria was evacuated Friday after a partial collapse that left no injuries, Youm7 reported.
The 80 square-meter building, classified by a police report as “old,” has wooden ceilings and three flats and is occupied by residents in el-Max Street in Mina el-Basal district.
Jihan M., a resident of the building, told the police that the town council had issued a decision to demolish the construction.
The ceiling of the third floor partially collapsed, as well as parts of the left wall of the building, but did not damage neighboring buildings.
The residents were demanded by the police to leave the building without their belongings for safety reasons, according to Youm7.
Over October and November, six other buildings collapsed in the Mediterranean city, killing five people. The collapses were largely attributed to severe rain and the dilapidation of many buildings.
On Nov. 5, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered 5,000 Alexandria homes be evacuated for being vulnerable to collapse. The designated homes are either more than 100 years old or are vulnerable to collapse.
Meanwhile, affected residents will be provided accommodation in “available lands,” according to the decree.