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Building Collapse in Southern Egypt Kills 3 Children

Building Collapse in Southern Egypt Kills 3 Children

Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 09:15
People inspect the area where a building collapsed in Gesr al-Suez, Cairo, Egypt March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Mai Shams El-Din

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 south of Cairo.

Two brothers, aged 8 and 12 and their 11-year-old sister were reportedly killed. Three children are among the injured.

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.

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