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Holon says other buildings in danger of collapse, but won’t inspect unless requested

The Holon city architect is urging residents of the town to be proactive about getting their buildings inspected, following the dramatic collapse of a 32-family building yesterday, just hours after it was evacuated.

Speaking to Israel Radio, Aviad Mor, who is also acting city engineer, says the municipality is not planning to carry out widespread inspections even though other buildings could also be in danger of collapsing, stressing it is the responsibility of residents to take the lead.

“The city will not be inspecting nearby buildings unless there is a specific request from residents,” Mor says. “There are limited resources for regular inspections of dangerous buildings. The cooperation of residents is paramount.”

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