A nine-story building collapsed in Egypt, killing 8 people

A nine story building is collapsed in Egypt

Eight people have been killed and several others injured when a nine-story building collapsed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

According to Arab News, 24 people were injured when a nine-storey building collapsed on Saturday morning.

Police cordoned off the area while civil defense forces conducted a rescue operation to evacuate those trapped in the rubble.

A statement from Cairo’s governorate said the building collapsed at 3 a.m. local time in the governorate’s crisis room.

The cause of the building’s collapse is not yet known, but such incidents are frequent in Egypt due to illegal construction.

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