A photo showing the collapsed building in Alexandria governorate. Ahram
Civil Defence units and ambulances have rushed to the scene to carry out search and rescue operations.
The Public Prosecution has opened an investigation into the reasons for the building's demise.
This is the second building to collapse in the second-largest city in the country in less than 10 days.
Last week, a residential building in the neighbourhood of Sidi Bishr collapsed, leaving 10 dead and several injured.
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