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Four dead, including two children, in building collapse in Egypt’s Mansoura

The deceased include a 10-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl

Ahram Online , Friday 4 Aug 2017
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collapsed building in Egypt’s Mansoura (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Four people were killed on Thursday night when a five-storey building collapsed in Egypt’s Mansoura governorate, state news agency MENA quoted the local undersecretary of the health ministry as saying.

The deceased include a 10-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl.

A search is currently underway for possible missing persons, estimated at two or three individuals, Health Undersecretary Saad Mecky added.

Head of the West Mansoura District Manal El-Ghandour told MENA that the building was old and the district issued a renovation decree in 2003, but the building’s inhabitants didn’t implement the decision.

Building collapses have long been a problem in Egypt and are usually due to poor maintenance, violations of building codes, illegal extensions or lax construction.

 

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