Woman killed in partial building collapse in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Monday 12 Jan 2015

Building collapses are recurrent in Egypt due to poor maintenance, with many such incidents occurring in Alexandria

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Egyptian volunteers search for survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 (Photo: AP)

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.

 

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