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Holon to provide NIS 5,000 apiece to families of collapsed apartment building

The Holon municipality announces that it will provide financial assistance of NIS 5,000 to each family evacuated from the building that collapsed in the city yesterday.

The building on Serlin Street in the central Israeli city collapsed just 30 hours after it was evacuated of its 32 families.

The building gave way on its own, reflecting how close the situation had been to becoming a mass-casualty disaster resembling the collapse in June of a high-rise residential building in Florida, which killed 98 people.

Fire and rescue services had determined it to be in danger of immediate collapse, and rushed residents out, allowing only those who needed vital medications to return briefly.

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