8 Chabad Families Evacuated Due to Fear of Building Collapse

Residents of a building in Lod’s Chabad neighborhood were evacuated from their apartments on Tuesday due to fear of collapse.

Residents of a building in Lod’s Chabad neighborhood were evacuated from their apartments on Tuesday due to fear of collapse.

According to pictures posted by the mayor’s office, it seems that one of the corner pillars of the building developed deep cracks, raising concerns for the integrity of the structure.

A building engineer who submitted a report to the city’s Engineering Department declared that there is a severe and immediate danger that the pole will collapse and the building will lose stability.

The city’s engineer declared that there is a real danger to the building’s structure and that the building is in danger of collapsing. She therefore instructed the evacuation of all of the residents in the building’s eight apartments.

Lod Mayor Yair Revivo instructed the entire municipality to work together immediately in order to prevent any danger to the building’s residents.

Revivo said, “I thank all of those in the municipality and emergency services who immediately joined the effort to prevent any danger to the building’s residents, as well as the Chabad Community Committee for its quick actions during this time of emergency.”

The municipality said that the building will remain empty until the completion of the professional assessment and the receipt of the opinion of the city’s engineer. The statement added that all of the residents have been evacuated, and no one was injured.

The residents are being housed temporarily in a nearby shul.

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  1. By the afternoon the engineers reinforced the weakened pillar and residents have been allowed to return to their apartments, B”H

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