Holon Apartment Building Collapses Day After It Was Evacuated

YERUSHALAYIM -
The scene of the collapsed apartment building in Holon on Sunday. (Fire and Rescue Services)

An apartment building evacuated just a day earlier over fears of imminent collapse in Holon, collapsed on Sunday afternoon.

First responders were called to the scene after residents of the building reported hearing the sound of a blast. Images showed cracks on the walls of the building and police said residents were unable to open the front doors of their apartments.

The decision to evacuate the building was made in coordination with professional engineers, according to a police statement.

Professional sources estimated that the evacuation of the building saved 36 families from a serious disaster, b’chasdei Shamayim.

The building, on Serlin Street in Holon, collapsed on Sunday afternoon.