Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

A portion of a classroom roof collapsed at an elementary school in the municipality of Butlilis, Oran Province, in Algeria, resulting in injuries to six students with varying degrees of severity.

he incident occurred during maintenance work at the ‘Saïh Rahou’ Elementary School.

Local authorities stated that the school was undergoing renovation, and there were no prior indications of a risk of collapse.

“Four of the injured students were transferred to the hospital and were released after receiving treatment, while two others remain hospitalized at the University Hospital of Oran.

The Prosecutor’s Office at the Saniya Court in Oran Province has launched an investigation to determine the causes of the incident, especially after it resulted in serious injuries to the students.

The incident has sparked widespread outrage on social media, with users demanding accountability for those responsible for maintenance and oversight of infrastructure. Calls were made for a comprehensive review of all old and new buildings to ensure the safety of the public.

Algeria’s governorate authorities had overseen the renovation of several buildings at risk of collapse, but these efforts did not prevent the collapse and cracking of balconies and buildings in neighborhoods in the capital.”

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