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Goa centuries-old heritage damage to comunidade office

PANAJI: The centuries-old heritage comunidade building in Panaji, housing the office of central zone of Tiswadi and  Ponda comunidades, is in a precarious condition with the recent heavy rainfall causing more damage to the dilapidated structure.

“The roof is leaking and parts of the western wall appear in a highly dilapidated condition. If it collapses, it could be a major disaster for the occupants and passers-by,” Jose Carminho Joao, a comunidade leader said.

“The top floor of the ground plus one building has wooden flooring. The rainwater has completely soaked the planks and more damage could be dangerous for the staff and tenants,” Joao said.

“We will also form a committee to approach the authorities in a bid to achieve these objectives,” said Joao, who is treasurer of Morombi O Pequeno comunidade, Merces.