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Egypt: 2 died, 4 injured in two buildings collapse

A building collapsed in Cairo, Egypt on 12 December 2017 [Fared Kotb/Anadolu Agency]
A building collapsed in Cairo, Egypt on 12 December 2017 [Fared Kotb/Anadolu Agency]

Two people were killed and four others were injured in a collapse of two buildings in Cairo’s northern district of Rod Al-Farag today, Egyptian health ministry announced.

According to the ministry’s statement, the first collapsed property was a five-story residential building while the other was consisted of two floors.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Khalid Mujahid, said that the death cases included a four-year old girl and a 50-year old woman, adding the four injuries included two children.

The civil-security forces transferred the victims to the hospital after the incident, Mujahid noted.

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Local media quoted an official security source as saying that “the security rescue workers are still conducting search-and-rescue efforts in the hope of finding more survivors.”

Egypt has been witnessing frequent real estate collapses due to the continuous indiscriminate construction as well as the illegal construction activities. After the 2011 revolution, many illegal real estate properties were built across the country.

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