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Ha Noi to inspect old villas

Update: October, 15/2015 - 18:17
: Rescuers are seen searching for the victims of the collapse of a part of the 110-year villa in Hanoi on September 22, 2015. — Photo tuoitrenews.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi People's Council has asked the municipal People's Committee to check the quality of all old and downgraded villas and residential quarters in the city.

The request followed the incident where a 300sq.m part of a State-owned villa built by the French in Ha Noi 110 years ago collapsed all of a sudden on September 22, claiming two lives and injuring six.

The checks will focus on the buildings being built before 1954, especially the ones with a high risk of collapsing.

Ha Noi now has more than 1,200 old villas which were built before 1954, according to the Ha Noi People's Committee. — VNS

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