13 killed in building collapse in Syria’s Aleppo

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A building collapsed in Syria’s second city of Aleppo on Sunday killing 13 people including one child, state media reported, adding that rescue efforts were ongoing. The five-storey structure in the city’s Sheikh Maksoud neighbourhood collapsed “due to a water leak in the building’s foundations”, state news agency SANA quoted a police source as saying.

Rescuers, civil defence forces and firefighters continued their search for others believed to be missing in the rubble, the news agency added. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights meanwhile reported that the 10 victims were all displaced people from the northern district of Afrin.— AFP