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'Three dead' in building collapse in Egypt

In recent years, Egypt has seen several fatal collapses of buildings [Getty]

Date of publication: 3 December, 2020

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A dilapidated building collapsed in Egypt's Alexandria, killing at least three people.
Three people died on Wednesday when a dilapidated building collapsed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a security source said.

"Ambulances and civil protection workers are at the scene" and search operations are underway, said the source, who did not want to be named.

The affected building, in the city's Moharram Bek district, had been the subject of demolition orders on three separate occasions, the source said, adding that two children had been rescued.

There have been several fatal collapses of buildings in recent years in Egypt.

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