Rescue efforts after Jordan building collapse continue

STORY: Rescuers are searching for more people under the rubble.

At least 25 people were in a dilapidated residential building in Amman when it crumbled on Tuesday (September 13).

“A lot of people in the building are our acquaintances and friends and it is a catastrophe, you hear stories about a woman who went to buy things from the market and left her children home and came back to find the building collapsed. Some children were killed,” local community leader, Omar Faouri, said.

Civil defense rescuers worked through the night to remove pieces of 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.