The house was one of a number of buildings in a state of ruin in Tangier’s old medina.
Rabat – A house in Tangier’s medina (old city) collapsed this morning, killing one person.
Rubble from the building’s collapse crushed a man, believed to be the father of the family living in the building. The accident also injured one woman.
The collapse reportedly occurred at 1:30 (local time) on the morning of Monday, November 4, on Ahardane street. The accident happened as a result of the dilapidated condition of the house. The recent rain had also weakened the structure of the building.
Civil protection services are working to remove the rubble and a search operation is in progress to rescue other residents who may be trapped under the rubble.
Houses in Tangier’s old medina are vulnerable to collapse due to dilapidated conditions.