16 Killed In Residential Building Collapse In Syria

Jan 23, Kathmandu- 16 people were killed when a residential building collapsed in the Syrian city of Aleppo. A five-story residential building in the Sheikh Maqsoud area, which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed Kurdish-dominated militant group in Aleppo, collapsed.

The international news organization AP reported that 30 people live in the building. Earlier, there was a problem with water leakage in the foundation of the building. Syria's government-run news agency SANA reported that rescue operations are continuing on the suspicion that some people may still be buried in the ruins of the building.

According to an official of the Syrian Ministry of Interior, Syrian citizens who were displaced from Afrin, the northern district of Aleppo, are living in the building due to the war that has been going on for more than a decade. About 500,000 civilians have been killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria. Most of the Syrians displaced due to the war have been living in buildings of such a weak nature.