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At Least Five Killed, 22 Injured in Egypt Building Collapse
By Staff, Agencies
A 13-storey building collapsed in the Egyptian capital early Saturday, leaving at least five people dead and 22 injured, local reports said.
Police cordoned off the area in Cairo’s Gesr al-Suez district while civil defense and ambulance forces sifted through the rubble in a search and rescue operation.
It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse. But building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt due to illegal construction, and poor enforcement of regulations.
The incident in Gesr Suez occurred several hours after Egypt’s upper governorate of Sohag witnessed a tragic train smash that killed at least 32 people and injured 66 others.
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