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Roof of building collapses on Limassol’s Anexartisias (Updated)

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Part of a roof of building on Limassol’s busy Anexartisias street collapsed due to lack of concrete durability testing, but no one was injured, a police spokesperson told the Cyprus Mail on Monday.

The incident occurred shortly after 6pm on Sunday and while pedestrians and a passing vehicle were transiting very near to the building, which houses a jewellery shop on the ground floor.

No one was hurt and no damages to the vehicle were recorded.

Police rushed to the scene to investigate the incident and municipality workers were called to clear the debris from the ground.

Officers were patrolling the area around the building, which was cordoned off to make sure that no injuries could take place should the roof further give way.

The building has been renovated, but according to a competent official of the Limassol Municipality quoted in AplhaNews, there were no necessary tests for the durability of the concrete.

The building is owned by the Ayia Napa church and was erected in the period 1969-1970.

The Metropolis of Limassol, which is responsible, has arranged for restoration work to begin Tuesday.

 

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