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Fourteen-story building collapses in Alexandria, authorities rescue 4 people from rubble

A 14-story building used for rent to vacationers collapsed on Monday in a neighborhood east of Alexandria with four people reported injured.

Rescue teams extracted the four people from under the rubble. Ambulances promptly rushed them to the nearest hospitals for treatment.

Governor of Alexandria Mohamed al-Sharif, inspected the site of the incident on Khalil Hamada Street, in the Montazah district.

Sharif said that the property had a vertical split, causing its collapse.

The incident resulted in the destruction of cars and some stores, according to eyewitnesses.

The property apartments are used for rent during the summer season, he said, adding that a demolition decision was issued for the last floor.

The governor confirmed that a cordon was imposed in the area and that Civil Defense Forces were at the scene of the accident searching for victims under the rubble.

Ambulance teams, Rapid Intervention Unit forces, and all concerned agencies in the governorate attended to the scene of the collapse, Sharif said.

He assured the maximum level of readiness has been raised across the health and social solidarity facilities.

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