Cairo building collapses killing three people
Ahram Online, , Thursday 20 Feb 2020

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.