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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.

 

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