Unoccupied building partially collapses in Alexandria
Collapsed building in Alexandria -YOUM7 Archive.

CAIRO: An unoccupied residential building partially collapsed in Karmouz area of Alexandria Sunday in a series of old houses collapsing after a wave of heavy rains, Youm7 reported.

The façade of the three-floor building and the roof of a room in the third floor collapsed. No injuries or damage to neighboring buildings were reported after the 55-square meter building partially collapsed.

Over October and November, five buildings collapsed in the Mediterranean city, killing five people.

On Nov. 5, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered 5,000 Alexandria homes be evacuated for being vulnerable to collapse. The designated homes are either more than 100 years old or are vulnerable to collapse.

The collapses have revealed that thousands of homes in Alexandria are uninhabitable.

Meanwhile, affected residents will be provided accommodation in “available lands,” according to the decree.


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