Report: Building collapse in southern Egypt kills 3 children




  • In World
  • 2021-12-06 08:43:41Z
  • By Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - An apartment building collapsed in a southern Egyptian province on Monday, killing at least three children, the country's state-run media reported.

Rescue teams retrieved at least nine injured from the rubble of the two-story building in the district of Ihnasiya in Beni Suef province, around 111 kilometers (69 miles) south of Cairo, according to the daily Al-Ahram.

Two brothers, aged 8 and 12 and their 11-year-old sister were killed, Al-Ahram reported. Three children are among the injured, the report said.

It was not immediately known what caused the collapse but such incidents are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and rural areas.

In September, a four-story building collapsed in the city of Shoubra el-Khaima, near Cairo, killing at least three people.

The government has recently launched a crackdown on illegal building across the country, jailing violators and in many cases destroying the buildings.

COMMENTS

More Related News

School bus driver drove drunk with 55 children onboard, New York police say
School bus driver drove drunk with 55 children onboard, New York police say
  • US
  • 2022-01-19 14:33:16Z

The bus driver had a blood alcohol content level of .09% after being tested at the school, according to police.

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport announces retirement  plans
Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport announces retirement plans
  • US
  • 2022-01-19 02:37:11Z

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge announced Tuesday she'll be retiring at end of her term rather than seek re-election in 2022.

WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters
WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters
  • US
  • 2022-01-18 16:51:50Z

There is no evidence at present that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization's chief scientist...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: World