Seven Die in Egypt Five-Storey Building Collapse

Seven Die in Egypt Five-Storey Building Collapse (News Central TV)

At least seven people died and three others were injured after a five-storey building collapsed early on Sunday in the Upper Egypt governorate of Assiut province.

A search is still underway for missing residents while the three who were injured were rescued from the rubble by civil protection personnel.

MP Sanaa Al-Saeed has issued a parliamentary query to the prime minister and local development minister on the measures taken by the government to tackle the collapse of buildings in Assiut.

 Seven Die in Egypt Five-Storey Building Collapse (News Central TV)
Emergency workers reached the five-storey building to clear the debris and rescue victims

Building collapses in Egypt are usually attributed to violations of building regulations, illegal building extensions, and lax government oversight.

Stringent measures have been taken to stop building violations in recent years, especially on agricultural land across the country.

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Egypt saw a significant rise in illegal construction during the security vacuum that followed the 2011 uprising, with many people constructing multi-storey buildings without acquiring the necessary permits or complying with safety standards.

Many Egyptian cities still contain entire neighbourhoods of unlicensed apartment blocks and makeshift buildings that do not conform to building codes.


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