Rescuers were searching on Wednesday for ten people under the rubble of a collapsed building in the Jordanian capital where five people were confirmed dead so far, officials said.
At least 25 people were in a dilapidated residential building in Amman when it crumbled on Tuesday.
“There are at least 10 people under the rubble … there are signs of life,” said government spokesperson Faisal Shboul during a visit to the site in the Webdeh district.
Civil defence rescuers worked through the night to remove collapsed concrete roofs and lift debris in a desperate search for survivors. About a dozen people had been evacuated so far, several with serious injuries, hospital sources said.
Prime Minister Bisher al Khasawneh ordered an investigation as officials blamed the building’s state of disrepair.