Egypt: Five injured in downtown Cairo building collapse

Egypt: Five injured in Cairo building collapse

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:38 am

A building in the centre of Egypt’s capital partially collapsed injuring 5 humans Saturday,

Authorities who rushed to the constructing on Kasr al-Nile street, near the iconic Tahrir Square, tended to 14 people together with passersby and transported 5 to hospitals.

An investigation has been launched to determine the motive of the surprising give way of the heritage-listed building, Cairo’s governorate stated on its Facebook page. More information from its web page say the broken four-storey property housed quite a few shops and two residential apartments.

Building collapses in Egypt are now not new in Egypt.

Downtown Cairo boasts constructions that are nearly 200 years old, mixing Islamic and European motifs, neo-classical columns and ornate decorations.

Many UNESCO-listed sites have fallen into disrepair and break in Egypt’s drive for city renewal.