An old building in Downtown Cairo’s vital Qasr Al-Nile Street partially collapsed on Saturday, stated Cairo governorate, adding that four people were injured.
Civil defence and medical teams rescued 14 people from inside the building. Two people were provided medical assistance on site and two were transferred to Ahmed Maher Hospital in Cairo.
Pictures show the building heavily affected; yet no details have yet been provided on the extent of the damage.
Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal said at the site of the collapsed building that an order to restore the building was ignored twice, and that a police report was filed as a result.
The four-storey building is located on 1,500 metres square, the governor said.
It is registered as a building with distinct architectural design and comprises two residential units and several administrative units, including a money exchange company on the ground floor, a factory, clothing stores and a closed furniture store, Abdel-Aal added.
Abdel-Aal ordered an engineering committee be formed to inspect the condition of neighbouring buildings to determine whether they were affected. He also ordered two fully equipped housing units in Mokattam's Asmarat complex be allocated for the two families affected by the collapse.