4 killed in building collapse in Upper Egypt

Dainik Nepal Jan 09, 2023 | 15:23

Kathmandu: At least four people were killed in the collapse of a five-story building on Sunday in Upper Egypt’s Assiut Governorate.

The rescue teams managed to rescue a girl and an elderly woman from under the rubble, said Assiut Governor Essam Saad in a statement, adding the rescue was underway for others missing.

A total of 12 ambulances and four civil protection vehicles hurried to the collapse site where a security cordon was imposed, the governor noted.

A technical committee has been formed to find out the causes of the accident and check on the nearby buildings to ensure none of them was affected.

In a similar accident on Saturday, two young men were killed when a three-story building collapsed in the northern coastal province of Alexandria.


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