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6-storey Giza building collapses; no casualties reported

A search is still underway to pull out two people who were reportedly inside the building at the time of the collapse

Ahram Online , Tuesday 27 Jul 2021
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A 6-storey building in Giza's working-class district of El-Warraq collapsed on Tuesday morning.

A search is underway to pull out two people who were reportedly inside the building at the time of the collapse.

A demolition order had previously been issued for the building but was not implemented, according to local media reports.

Two nearby buildings in the densely populated area were evacuated and an inspection technical committee has been formed to determine if they were affected by the collapse.

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

However, Egypt has pledged the adoption of “resolute” measures to stop building violations, especially in agricultural lands nationwide.

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