Wall of Sofia School Collapses in Quake Aftermath

Society | June 2, 2012, Saturday // 14:56|  views

The Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, ordered a second inspection for possible earthquake damage of all school and daycare buildings in the capital. Photo by BGNES

Part of the wall of a school building collapsed in Bulgaria's capital Sofia Saturday in the aftermath of the May 22 earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 and of torrential rains.

The school is the 90th school in the Lyulin district. The Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, has visited the location already, the City Hall press center informs.

The wall in question is an outside one, on the fourth floor, near the school's auditorium. Fandakova has ordered the building closed for classes, and students will be send to other schools in Lyulin.

Prior to the damage, the Mayor of the Lyulin district had already requested full renovations of the building, which is included in the Sofia City Hall's investment program for 2012. The selection of the building contractor is pending.

In the aftermath of the incident, Fandakova ordered a second inspection of all school and daycare buildings in the capital.

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Tags: wall, torrential rains, Lyulin, school, damage, Earthquake, inspection, Yordanka Fandakova, sofia, mayor, City Hall


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