Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Our World: Wires = Fires

When the older buildings in Al Balad were constructed, it was pre-electricity.  Consequently the old buildings that are still standing have been wired in haphazard and unsafe ways, as you can see here in this photo.  It comes as no surprise then that many of the older buildings have been destroyed by electrical fires.  It's a shame as well as rather surprising that there are no safety codes enforced to prevent the many fires from happening.


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William Kendall said...

Very unsafe. And it looks like the building's leaning.

Anonymous said...

Why no safety codes? It's a modern city. Seems like fires would endanger everyone.