Jordan Calls Off Rescue Efforts in Deadly Building Collapse

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
September 17, 2022Middle East
Jordan Calls Off Rescue Efforts in Deadly Building Collapse
Jordanian rescue teams use a dog as they search for 10 people still missing under the rubble of a collapsed four-storey building in the capital Amman, on Sept. 14, 2022. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images)

AMMAN, Jordan—Jordanian officials Saturday said they halted rescue efforts at the ruins of a collapsed four-story building after pulling out the 14th and what is believed to be final victim of the disaster.

It wasn’t clear what caused the collapse Tuesday of the building in Amman, Jordan’s capital. Authorities have arrested the building’s owner and two maintenance workers.

At least 10 people were injured, and an infant was rescued from the rubble earlier this week.

Officials said that after recovering the remains of a missing woman from the rubble on Saturday, there were no more reports of missing people. Rescuers will remain at the site until the debris is cleared.

The building was located in Jabal al-Weibdeh, an older district of the Jordanian capital that is popular among wealthier residents and expatriates but also includes some poorer areas.

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