Ruins of collapsed buildings in Rawd El Farag, Cairo, December 12, 2017 – Abdel Rahman El Sayed Ruins of collapsed buildings in Rawd El Farag, Cairo, December 12, 2017 – Abdel Rahman El Sayed

2 deaths, 4 injuries in Rawd El-Farag buildings collapse

Tue, Dec. 12, 2017
CAIRO – 12 December 2017: Three residential buildings collapsed on Tuesday in Rawd El-Farag neighborhood in Cairo, resulting in two deaths and four injuries. A five storey building first collapsed, incurring the total collapse of a three storey building, and the partial collapse of another three storey building.

The two dead people are a 45-year-old woman, and a five-year-old child. Residents of surrounding buildings were evacuated and granted make-shift residences.

Illegal and old buildings that must be demolished, and whose residents refuse to leave, are common in Egypt.

The latest incident was in May when a 12-storey building in Al-Azarita, an Alexandrian neighborhood, leaned over another building due to structural damage. Nineteen families were evacuated from both buildings and no injuries or deaths have been reported.
 
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