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Palestinian Family Escapes Ain el-Hilweh Roof Collapse

A Palestinian family escaped unharmed after the roof of their apartment collapsed at Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, the state-run National News Agency reported Thursday.

NNA said the roof of one of the bedrooms collapsed when the five-member Shehabi family was having its Iftar meal in the living room on Wednesday.

The daughter of Mohammed Shehabi, who has taken refuge in Lebanon from Syria along with her children, was also in the same room when the incident happened, the agency said.

The four-story building lies in the camp's Fawqani street near Jal al-Halib area.

The family immediately evacuated the apartment. Shehabi also urged UNRWA to rebuild it, NNA added.

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