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Palermo – Collapse in Borgovecchio, inconvenience to the inhabitants of the neighboring building

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The collapse of the building in the Borgovecchio district in Palermo is also having side effects on the neighboring buildings.
This is the case of the building in via Ximenes, where after the collapse of the building next door, the water and gas pipes were blown up.
So many problems for the inhabitants of the building, who after what happened last Thursday, now have serious problems of habitability, due to the damage caused by the collapse of the adjacent structure.
But who should pay the damages to the residents? The President of the eighth constituency of Palermo, Ettore Polara, asked for the intervention of the Municipality, to help the owners of the apartments, who suffered the damage related to the collapse.
Residents of the building who, like all the rest of the Borgovecchio district , they experience further hardships after the collapse.
Among these, the closing to transit of the final part of via Ettore Ximenes.
A closure decided by the Municipal Civil Protection for safety reasons.
This following what happened on the evening of Wednesday 30 March, when part of the building fell due to the strong sirocco wind that hit the Sicilian capital.
The fire brigade personnel arrived on the spot immediately, working with the support of two trucks and a car.
The Municipal Police, among other things, has also closed the vehicular transit, causing even more problems for the inhabitants of the area.