11 killed in building collapse in Cairo- MENA

Tuesday 25-11-2014 09:50 AM
11 killed in building collapse in Cairo- MENA

(ARCHIVE) People and rescue workers stand on the rubble of a collapsed building as they search for survivors in Alexandria January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stinger


CAIRO, Nov 25 (Aswat Masriya) – Eleven people were killed when a building collapsed north of Cairo early Tuesday, state-run news agency MENA reported.

Seven people were injured in the collapse, MENA reported.

Building collapses has become a frequent occurrence in Egypt, especially in the coastal city of Alexandria.

A survey conducted by the Cairo-based Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in June concluded that 392 residential buildings collapsed in Egypt from July 2012 until June 2013, killing 192 people and rendering 824 families homeless.

The organisation blamed the frequent building collapses on the "lax enforcement" of laws regulating construction as well as the "lack of proper planning and development."

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