Six people killed in building collapse in Cairo

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Jun 2022

Six people from one family were killed in a building collapse on Friday in Cairo’s El-Weili district, according to authorities.

Authorities search for a family of six under the rubble of the collapsed home. Cairo Governorate
Authorities search for a family of six under the rubble of the collapsed home. Cairo Governorate

 

The authorities found the bodies of the victims in the rubble of the collapsed home.

Authorities evacuated neighbouring buildings for fear that they too could collapse during the search and rescue operation.

Neighbours told authorities that a family of six lived in the five-storey building and that they did not leave the building before its collapse.

According to Cairo Governorate, the building was old and had a unique architectural style. The district had issued an evacuation and renovation order for the building, but it was ignored by the owner.

Cairo’s Public Prosecution is currently investigation the incident.

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