Two-story building collapses leaving 4 dead, 4 injured in Egypt's Qalyoubiya

Ahram Online , Tuesday 22 Dec 2015

An explosion of a gas cylinder was behind the collapse of the building

Four people died on Tuesday while four others were injured as a result of a collapsed building in Egypt's Qalyoubiya governorate, a health official told MENA.

The official said that the four people who died were from the same family.

All casualties and injuries were immediately referred to the general hospital of Banha.

Following the incident, the head of the security directorate in Qalyoubiya governorate Saied Shalaby received a notification that a building in Meet Assem village in Banha had collapsed leaving some of its residents dead and others injured.

According to initial investigations, the two-story building collapsed following the explosion of a gas cylinder in one of the apartments.

Officials often report that dilapidated buildings are issued demolition orders that are not carried out. 

Eleven people were killed and two-dozen injured in November when two adjacent buildings collapsed in the city of Fayoum, south of Cairo.

Early in October, seven people died and two were injured when their apartment block crumbled in Cairo's working class district of Shubra.

Three others were killed days later in a similar incident in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.


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