Three Killed in Building Collapse in Anfehإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A building owned by relatives of deputy Speaker Farid Makari collapsed in the northern region of Anfeh on Tuesday while its residents were still inside it.
A family of three living in the two-storey building was killed in the incident.
The building was being renovated by Nabil Makari.
OTV identified the residents as Kafa Asaad Skaff and her two daughters Aida and Sousou.
The cause of the collapse remains unknown, MTV reported.
The family had been informed that it needed to leave the building due to the renovations.
The heavy rain on Monday caused some damage in the building, which was over a hundred years old, and authorities had been informed of the development, said MTV.
The family was advised to leave the building after cracks were seen in the structure, but it soon collapsed, reported LBCI.
A building had collapsed in Beirut's Ashrafiyeh neighborhood in January 2012, killing 27 people and wounding 12.
One person was killed and seven others wounded in another collapse in the town of Tabraja in March 2012.
A number of building collapses were reported last year.
The Ashrafiyeh incident had raised fears of the occurrence of similar ones given the abundance of old buildings in the country and people’s ignorance of proper construction safety rules.
Despite the outcry over the incident, no official authority has been established in order to monitor similar cases to prevent the repeat of the disaster.