Residents Cleared From Bnei Brak Buildings Fearing Collapse

YERUSHALAYIM -
A view of the cracks in the walls of one of the buildings. (Dan Fire Services)

Residents of two Bnei Brak apartment blocks were ordered to vacate their homes early on Friday after Fire and Rescue Service experts declared them at high risk for imminent collapse.

The houses, on Bar Ilan St., were vacated and the residents were moved to the Vizhnitz Hotel in the city in the interim.

The firefighting chief and municipal engineer allowed the residents to remove objects from their apartments. Afterwards, the buildings’ electricity and water supplies were turned off, and the entire area was closed off.

The move came after a similar block in Holon collapsed on Sunday just hours after its residents were told to leave.