First Published: 2013-01-16

 

17 killed in Egypt building collapse

 

12-storey building collapses Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, leaving people trapped under rubble.

 

Middle East Online

Egypt has seen a number of construction disasters over the years

CAIRO - At least 17 people were killed and eight injured on Wednesday when a 12-storey building collapsed in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, a security official said.

More people were trapped under the rubble and were calling out to rescue teams for help, the official added.

Emergency services rescued 10 people after the building housing 24 families in the Maamura district of Alexandria collapsed in the early hours, a security official said earlier.

Egypt has seen a number of construction disasters over the years, many of them blamed on planning violations or bad maintenance.

In July, 19 people died when a building collapsed in Alexandria and destroyed three neighbouring homes.

 

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