Due to Rain, Five Houses Collapsed in Old Sana’a, 40 Damaged – Photos
Five houses were destroyed and more than 40 houses were damaged in old city of Sana’a due to the continuous heavy rains, as a result, citizens, including children who may have lived in these houses, were injured.
The director of Old Sana’a Directorate, Mahdi Arhab said that five houses had completely collapsed, and 18 houses had the roofs of some rooms collapsed, while 22 houses suffered from water leakage.
He pointed out that blankets were distributed to a number of leaking houses, provided by the Yemeni Red Crescent through the emergency committee of the secretariat.
He stated that 380 houses were damaged, some of which are in danger of collapsing, in old Sana’a, as a result of rains during the past two weeks.
Arhab pointed out that the General Commission for Preservation Historic Cities has been addressed to carry out its responsibilities, as it is concerned with the restoration and maintenance old Sana’a city’s houses.
The Civil Defense Department in Sana’a stated, “Two houses in the old city of Sana’a were completely destroyed and three partly houses, it pointed out that little girl, Fatimah Yahya Yahya Al-Kabari, had bruises from the effects of plaster that fell on her.
She pointed out that the houses that collapsed consisted of five and four floors, one of which was “abandoned” and completely collapsed. The Civil Defense Department warned, “Neighboring houses are under threat.”
The authority called on the concerned authorities, “to quickly develop urgent solutions and treatments.” and evacuating residents from homes that are about to collapse in order to preserve their lives from the danger of a possible disaster at any moment.”