CAIRO: Seventy families survived a 2-ton rockslide that crashed into their homes a few days ago in the Mansyhiat shantytown in Cairo.
The boulder fell Saturday dawn near al-Dweiqa shantytown, where a rockslide Sep.6, 2008 killed hundreds and injured many more.
No injuries have been reported following the rockslide.
The rescued families were evacuated over the past few days to Badr city, in north eastern Cairo, and 6th of October city, Youm7 reported.
The Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab inspected the scene of the rockslide, assuring the residents that the government would provide them “appropriate compensation” for their houses.
Deputy Cairo Governor Mohamed Ayman Abdel Tawab said two areas would be evacuated as well as recommended by a scientific committee by the governorate.