Lebanon News

Tripoli building evacuated fearing its collapse

The building that was evacuated overnight in fear of its collapse lies just next to the Karami Palace in a Tripoli neighborhood. (The Daily Star/ Antoine Amrieh)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: A residential building was evacuated overnight in a Tripoli neighborhood, when its foundations began to shake, leading the inhabitants to fear its collapse at any moment.

Located in the Karm al-Qilla area, the weakening Al-Muhajireen building lies just next to Karami Palace in the northern city.

The sudden deterioration started half an hour after midnight Sunday and soon after that Tripoli’s municipality police was there to help in the evacuation.

The officers used megaphones to call on all residents to flee the building and keep a good distance from it in case of a sudden downfall.





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.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (

comments powered by Disqus



Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here