Seven Killed in Building Collapse in Egypt, Ahram Says

At least seven people were killed, eight injured and five remain missing after a five-story building collapsed today in the district of Shubra in the Egyptian capital Cairo, state-run Ahram gate reported today.

Several such incidents in Egypt have been caused by building violations and bad maintenance. Nine people were killed in July when an 11-story building in Alexandria collapsed.

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