Damascus: A building damaged during years of war in the Syrian northern city of Aleppo collapsed Saturday, killing 11 people, including four children, said Syria’s state news agency SANA. Also Read - MP Woman Axes 8-month-old Son to Death, says 'Baby was a Goat, Sent Him where he Belongs'

SANA said the five-story building collapsed early Saturday, killing most of those who were inside and only one person was rescued alive. Also Read - Death by Selfie: Teenaged Boy Comes in Contact with High-tension Wires While Taking Selfie Atop Goods Train

The report said the building is in the eastern Salahuddin neighborhood, once held by rebels. Also Read - Man Nearly Dies After Drinking 5 Litres of Water Everyday Believing it Would 'Cure' His Covid Symptoms

Aleppo had been divided for four years, starting in the summer of 2012, between a government-held west and a rebel-held east. In 2016, the Syrian army launched a months-long offensive that eventually brought the whole city under government control.

Syria’s nearly eight-year conflict has left more than 400,000 people dead and left broad parts of the country destroyed.