Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
FRIDAY, 18 APR 2014
01:40 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
21 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Association warns of building collapse due to winter storm
Motorists drive through flooded streets after heavy rain in Jounieh, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Motorists drive through flooded streets after heavy rain in Jounieh, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
A+ A-

BEIRUT: The Landlords Association warned Monday of old buildings collapsing as a result of the rough winter storm expected to hit Lebanon this week.

“The information we have been collecting on a daily basis indicates that there are several buildings at risk of collapsing, raising fears of possible partial collapses to old buildings in some cities and villages,” the association said in a statement.

“We urge municipalities, particularly those of Beirut, Tripoli, and Sidon, to be remain cautious of a tragedy similar to that of the Fassouh building collapse as a result of the rough winter storms expected to hit Lebanon, primarily ‘Alexa,’” it added.

The statement is referring to an incident in January of last year when a building in Fassouh, a neighborhood in Beirut, crashed to the ground, killing 27 people and injuring around 10 others.

The winter’s first snowstorm, named “Alexa,” will be accompanied by intense cold and snowfall at medium altitudes in the north, between 1,000-1,500 meters, in addition to heavy rainfall.

The association held the municipalities and concerned ministries responsible for taking necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of such collapses and to protect the residents of old buildings.

 
Home Lebanon News
 
     
 
Lebanon
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Thursday April 17, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Silencing Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s hate talk
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Putin will keep rolling, until Obama says no
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS