CAIRO: Two people died and five were injured when a three-story residential building collapsed in Osim in north Giza, the Ministry of Health announced Friday.
Giza Governor Ali Abdel-Rahman said, “A first floor resident was carrying out some home repairs that led to the collapse of the first floor ceiling,” which “reportedly left two children dead,” he told CBC Extra Channel on Friday.
The injured were transported to Osim Central Hospital, and the dead were taken to the hospital mortuary.
The government intends to pay “appropriate compensation” in subsidies of 25,000 EGP (U.S. 3,600) to families affected by the collapse, the governor told ON TV channel Friday.
He added that the Giza Health Directorate would follow up with the injured to ensure they receive proper treatment and would help those whose apartements were destroyed find alternative spaces to rent.
Residential building collapses have been a rising danger in Egypt because of regulation and construction practices. Alexandria, for instance, saw the collapse of 23 building within 6 monthes that left 35 dead and 42 injured, reported by Al-Watan News on January 2013.