The death toll from a building collapse in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday has risen to 18, state media said.
“Emergency crews in Cairo managed to retrieve 18 corpses from under the rubble of the collapsed… property,” the Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
Cairo’s governorate initially reported five people were confirmed dead and 24 wounded in the incident, in the Gesr Suez district near Heliopolis, eastern Cairo.
Governor Khaled Abdel Aal “immediately went to the site of the incident, accompanied by civil protection forces,” the Cairo governorate said earlier in the day.
He ordered the “establishment of an engineering committee” to inspect…
Source: Guardian Newspaper