Cairo, December 2 An apartment building in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt, collapsed on the 2nd, killing at least six people.
A local official told the media that the collapsed three-storey apartment building is located in the Muharam Baker district. Rescue workers are searching and rescue at the scene, and the remains of six victims have been found.
According to local media reports, the apartment building was built in the 1940s. It is estimated that nine people from two families are buried in the apartment building. It is reported that the police have rescued two children.
Due to the shortage of housing resources in some major cities in Egypt, developers often build floors in pursuit of greater profits, which is more dangerous to building safety.
Updated 4 December
Six people have been killed in the collapse of a “dangerous building” in Alexandria, Egypt.
According to the website of Egypt’s Pyramid on the 2nd, local time, a residential building in the northern city of Alexandria, Egypt, collapsed on the 2nd, killing at least six people.
The collapsed four-story residential building is located in the Muharam Baker district of Alexandria. It was built in the 1940s. After the incident, Mohamed Sharif, the governor of Alexandria Province, rushed to the scene to coordinate the rescue work.
It is reported that since 2000, the residential building has received three notices from the government for renovation, but the residents of the building have ignored it. As a result, the accident building has not been repaired and strengthened for many years, which eventually led to tragedy.