SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 25 June 2021, Friday |

Cairo building partially collapses, three dead

CAIRO: An apartment building in Cairo partially collapsed overnight, killing at least three people, Egyptian officials said on Monday.

By late morning, rescue workers were still searching for possible survivors trapped under the rubble of the two-story building in the Roud al-Farag neighborhood of the Egyptian capital. A fire engine ladder was used as rescuers tried to enter the part of the building that was still standing.

The three dead were all from one family, the state-run Al-Ahram daily reported.

An injured 6-year-old child was pulled out from under the rubble and taken to hospital, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media