Photos: Old building in Cairo collapses; 5 bodies recovered, search underway for more victims



Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - 12:21 GMT


Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - 12:21 GMT

CAIRO – 17 June 2022: An old building in Al-Waily district in Cairo collapsed on Friday morning and rescue teams managed to recover five bodies from the rubble.

Search is underway for more victims of the collapse of the five-story building in Daher area of the district, according to security sources.

The civil protection forces have dispatched a large number of equipment to search for the victims.

Governor of Cairo Khaled Abdel Aal moved to the site of the building to follow up on the rescue operations with the presence of security forces and ambulance, according to a statement by the governorate.

The neighboring buildings have been evacuated as a precautionary measure until the engineering committee finishes the inspection work to ensure the buildings’ safety.




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