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10 killed as tower block collapses

Ten people have been killed when an apartment tower under construction collapsed on adjacent buildings in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

Five other people were injured and search teams are continuing to look for survivors buried under rubble.

The 11-storey building in the poor Alexandria neighbourhood of al-Gomrouk collapsed on to three adjacent buildings, reducing much of the structures to rubble. All the dead and wounded lived in the three smaller buildings.

Building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shanty towns, poor city neighbourhoods and rural areas.


From Belfast Telegraph