A five-story building in Mansourieh has collapsed, leaving only three floors standing. The Civil Defense, Red Cross, and Army are currently engaged in rescue operations to free individuals trapped under the debris.
According to one of the building’s owners, the structure had shown cracks post-Beirut explosion but was promptly repaired. Eyewitnesses report that 4 to 5 people are still trapped under the rubble.
Brigadier General Raymond Khattar, Director General of Civil Defense, stated that the collapse was due to two failed columns and recent flooding.
He also mentioned that they are in constant communication with the Minister of Interior to augment rescue efforts.