An apartment building collapses in Cairo, killing at least 7

Cairo, July 17 (BNA): A residential building collapsed today, Monday, in the Egyptian capital Cairo, killing at least seven people, state media said, while rescuers were at the scene searching through the rubble.

Building collapses are common in Egypt, the Associated Press (AP) reports, where shoddy construction work and lack of maintenance are common in shantytowns, slums and rural areas.

Rescue teams have recovered at least seven bodies from the rubble of a four-storey building in the Hadayek al-Qobba neighborhood of Cairo.

Four survivors have recovered and been taken to hospital, the agency said, and authorities evacuated a nearby apartment building.

Police cordoned off the area while rescue teams combed the rubble for possible survivors, according to local reports. It was not immediately clear what caused the building’s collapse.


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