9 Dead After 5-Story Apartment Building Collapses in Cairo (Video)

A five-story apartment building collapsed Monday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, leaving at least 9 people dead, authorities said, as rescuers continued to search through the rubble.

Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction and a lack of maintenance are widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and rural areas.

The state-run MENA news agency said rescue teams pulled bodies from the wreckage and sent four survivors to a hospital following the collapse in Cairo’s Hadaeq el-Qubbah neighborhood, roughly 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the city center.

The family of a teen killed in a boat crash that prosecutors said begin the financial downfall of double murderer Alex Murdaugh has reached a $15 million deal to settle a lawsuit against a convenience store chain that sold his son alcohol while under age.

The Paris prosecutor says rescuers are struggling to reach a person feared trapped in a Left Bank building that partially collapsed this week after a violent explosion.

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Federal investigators say the swimming pool deck of a beachfront South Florida condominium that collapsed two years ago, killing 98 people, failed to comply with original building codes and standards. Cairo’s deputy governor, Hossam Fawzi, said 12 people were killed and that efforts continued to find two missing people.

Following an initial investigation, Egypt’s Public Prosecutor said the collapse was likely caused by one of the ground floor residents who removed a number of walls during earlier maintenance work. The male resident was arrested and is being questioned, it said.

Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity said it would give 60,000 Egyptian pounds ($1,940) to the families of the nine victims. The ministry also said it would deliver aid to the injured and was monitoring the damage to nearby properties.

Police forces cordoned off the area as rescue teams combed the rubble in search of possible survivors, according to local reports.

The government has tried to crack down on illegal building in recent years after decades of lax enforcement. Authorities are also building new cities and neighborhoods to rehouse those living in at-risk areas.

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  1. Just nine? In Egypt you have people stashed everywhere, even families living under the staircases. Birth control is free, but overpopulation is their jihad. I’m sure the real death toll is higher.

  2. That’s the fifth building to collapse in Egypt just this month. You know they all marry their first cousins down there Not too smart.

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