Building collapse in Alexandria leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Three people are dead and one injured in the Monday collapse of a residential building in Ibn Masoud alley at Youssef al-Hakem street in Alexandria, Ahram’s Arabic online gate reported.

Civil Protection Forces (CPF) has recovered the dead bodies and transferred them to the al-Issaf morgue in Kom al-Deka at Beheira governorate, while the injured person was transferred into the Public al-Gomhorya Hospital.

The CPF is still searching for further victims under the rubble.

The Alexandria governorate had previously issued a demolition decree for the building’s third and fourth floor and a restoration decree for the first and the second floor in 2013.

In April 2018, Alexandria Governor Mohammed Sultan announced on Friday that a property located on Al-Quds Street inside the Alexandria district of ​​Mustafa Kamel collapsed, after it was in dire need of comprehensive restoration.

In 2017, Egyptian authorities evacuated a 13-story building in eastern Alexandria after it toppled onto the opposite building.

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