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Number of victims of building collapse in Cairo's Manshiyet Nasser rises to 12

Hadeer El-Mahdawy , Sunday 25 Feb 2018
Cairo
Photo shows the collapsed building in Cairo’s Manshiyet Nasser (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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The number of the victims of the building collapse in Cairo’s Manshiyet Nasser rose to 12 on Sunday, the head of the district's municipal council Mohamed Abdel-Gelil told Ahram Online.

The building collapsed on Thursday in the densely-populated working-class district in the eastern part of the city.

The health ministry issued a statement on Sunday, saying that 19 people were injured in the collapse but that only two patients are still receiving treatment in the neighborhood's Sheikh Zayed hospital.

Relief teams finished their rescue mission on Sunday, while an engineering committee formed by the housing ministry is still investigating the reasons behind the accident, Abdel-Gelil added.

The victims include five men and five women, according to Abdel-Gelil. The body of a three year-old child was the first to be dragged out of the rubble.

The governor of Cairo ordered officials on Friday to provide housing to the residents of the collapsed building.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Social Solidarity has formed a relief committee to temporarily house affected residents in a youth center.

The ministry also alloted EGP 100 to each resident for daily living expenses.

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