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Cairo building collapses killing three people

Ahram Online , Thursday 20 Feb 2020
Building collapse
The facade of the collapsed building in the northern Cairo working-class district of Al-Sharabya (Photo: Cairo govenorate)
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Three people were killed in a partial building collapse in a working-class Cairo district on Thursday, the Cairo govenorate said in a statement.

Half of a two-storey building in Sharabya, in northern Cairo, fell down in the morning, the statement said.

Photos shared by the governorate show a damaged façade where an entire room wall collapsed.

An engineering committee has been formed to inspect the condition of adjacent buildings, and an emergency aid will be given out to those affected by the collapse, the statement added.

Incidents of building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt and are usually attributed to violations of building regulations, illegal building extensions, and lax government oversight.



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