Call to destroy old buildings in Sharjah
Scores of old buildings in Sharjah's downtown areas are still standing despite repeated municipal warnings to landlords, engineers told Gulf News. Many of these buildings present a hazard to passers-by and curious children, residents claim.
The old buildings are also a popular hiding place for illegal workers, said a Sharjah official, who called for their quick demolition.
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