Woman killed, five others injured in building collapse outside Cairo

Ahram Online , Friday 15 Feb 2019

A woman was killed and five others injured when an apartment building collapsed on Friday, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.

The two-storey building in Qalioubiya governorate, just north of the capital, was old and in bad condition.

Two of those injured are in critical condition and are in intensive care at hospital.

Building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt and are usually attributed to violations of building regulations, illegal building extensions, and lax government oversight.

Two weeks ago, five workers were killed and one injured when a wall collapsed at an under-construction fibreglass factory in El-Adabiya, in the governorate of Suez.


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