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.