Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
11:47 PM Beirut time
22 °C
Blom Index
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Nationality basis for aid to building collapse victims
A+ A-

BEIRUT: Lebanese and non-Lebanese victims of the Ashrafieh building collapse in January will receive financial compensation based on their nationality, according to Ibrahim Bashir, the head of the Higher Relief Committee.

A sum of LL1.5 billion ($1 million) was endorsed by the Cabinet this week for this purpose.

On Jan 15, a seven-story building owned by Michel and Claude Saadeh collapsed in Fassouh, killing 27 and injuring 12. The collapse also caused damage to property nearby.

Bashir also said that the loan will be used to provide compensation to residents who were affected by the collapse but were not injured, and the owners of nearby cars that were damaged.

According to Bashir, the families of non-Lebanese victims who died will receive the same amount of compensation as the families of Lebanese victims. “But non-Lebanese victims of the collapse will not receive equal compensation for rent and other expenses,” said Bashir, who justified the decision by saying that foreigners living in the building were in shared apartments with at least 10 people.

The HRC compensation will be divided as follows:

- LL 30 million to the family of each fatality, irrespective of nationality,

- LL 13.5 million to each Lebanese family of survivors, for one year of rent (estimated at $750 per month),

- LL 1.8 million to each non-Lebanese survivor, for one year of rent (estimated at $100 per month),

- LL 10 million to each Lebanese family of survivors, for material losses,

- LL 450,000 to each non-Lebanese national, for material losses,

- LL 4 million to LL15 million to owners of damaged cars.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 03, 2012, on page 4.
Home Lebanon News

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
More from
Van Meguerditchian
Total of 706 candidates to run for Parliament
New poll body short on time to prepare for June 16 elections
Poll registration at ministry ‘a mess’
Berri to call for session to extend Parliament’s term
Consensus still elusive in vote law quest

Baabda 2014
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
View all view all
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Israel shows Zionism’s true colors
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Click to View Articles
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS