DAMASCUS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed after an apartment building collapsed on Monday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, state news agency SANA reported.
The accident happened in the morning in the al-Ma'adi neighborhood in the old quarter of Aleppo, killing five people including a child and two women.
The collapse was caused by a heavy rainfall that hit the illegal building in the previous night, SANA said.
Rescuers are still searching for more people under the rubble.
The old quarter in the eastern part of Aleppo suffered huge damage during the war as it was under the rebels' control before the army's full capture of the city in late 2016.