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18 May 2024

Egypt: 1 killed in building collapse in Alexandria


Egypt's official news agency says a residential building has collapsed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing one person and injuring four.

MENA said on Sunday that the building was in the densely populated Moharam Bey neighbourhood and that it likely collapsed because of the construction of an apartment building next door.

It is the second deadly building collapse in Alexandria in as many months. At least 25 people were killed on January 16 when an eight-storey apartment building collapsed.

Violations of building specifications are rampant in Egypt and are blamed for the frequent collapse of buildings.