Two killed in new collapse of an old building in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Jul 2023

Two people were killed and three were injured on Saturday due to a partial collapse of an old building on Mostafa Kamel Street in the Bakous district in east Alexandria.

Sidi Bishr
File Photo: Civil defence first responders speak with a policeman (white) at the scene of a collapsed 13-storey-building in the Sidi Bishr district of Egypt s northern city of Alexandria on June 26, 2023. AFP


According to security sources, the fatalities and injuries took place after parts of the roof of the three-storey building collapsed on the balconies in the first and second floors before ramming into pedestrians and street vendors on the ground.

Civil Defence units immediately evacuated the afflicted building.

All of the injured were transported to hospitals for treatment.

The Public Prosecution has opened an investigation.

The building collapse in Bakous on Saturday is the latest in a series of recent building disasters in old or compromised building structures in the Mediterranean city, which have left a number of residents dead or injured.

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