4 killed including child in building collapse in Egypt’s Beheira

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Friday 10 Feb 2023

Four people, including a child, were killed and more than 25 were injured in northern Egypt’s Beheira governorate as a four-storey building collapsed reportedly due to a gas cylinder explosion on Friday.

A building collapses in Beheira governorate s Damanhour on Friday. Al-Ahram


The bodies of the deceased - a 10-year-old child, a 22-year-old man and his 50-year-old father, and a fourth unidentified victim - were pulled from under the rubble in the Itay El-Baroud area of Damanhour city, Beheira.

The injured, who suffered from fractures and minor wounds, were transferred to Damanhour Medical National Institute, the Ministry of Health and Population said in a statement.

Following the collapse, 18 ambulances rushed to the scene, the ministry said.

The police launched an investigation to probe the circumstances of the incident.

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