A woman was killed and her sister injured in a partial collapse of a building in in the coastal city of Alexandria Sunday, state-news agency MENA reported.
The ceiling of a room on the third floor of a three-story building located in Gherbal district near the city centre fell to the ground early evening Sunday.
The general prosecution is now investigating the case.
Building collapses have long been a problem in Egypt due to poor maintenance with the coastal city of Alexandria seeing a number of major building collapses in recent years.
In May 2014, a partial building collapse in Alexandria left a three-year old child dead.