BEIRUT — A woman was slightly injured on Wednesday when the ceiling of a house in Ain al-Hilweh camp, South Lebanon, collapsed, according to L'Orient Today's correspondent in the region.
The house is home to a family of eight Palestineans, and the roof ceiling collapsed as they slept.
The family told L'Orient Today that The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was responsible for the collapse. They accused the agency of negligence, adding that they had submitted several requests to restore the building years ago.
The family also told L'Orient Today that UNRWA examined the house a week prior to the incident.
Adnan Al-Rifai, a member of a popular committee in the camp, told L’Orient Today that “many houses in the camp need to be restored and UNRWA should take care of the lives of the Palestinian refugees.”
Such incidents are frequent in Lebanon and concerns about the dilapidated state of the buildings are rising. In November, the death of 16-year-old Maguy Mahmoud sparked outrage after the ceiling collapsed in her Tripoli classroom.
Reporting contributed by Muntasser Abdallah.