Building collapses in Egyptian coastal city
Egypt's official news agency says a seven-story building has collapsed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
The Middle East News Agency reported Sunday that an unspecified number of residents are trapped under rubble, in the neighbourhood of Sidi Gaber in the coastal city.
No reports on casualties were immediately available.
Alexandria witnessed several deadly building collapses this year including a Jan. 16 incident involving an eight-story-tall apartment building that left at least 25 dead.
Violations of building specifications are rampant in Egypt and are blamed for the frequent collapses.
The governor of Alexandria, Mohammed Abbas Atta, told Egypt's official news agency that the building that collapsed in January was constructed without a permit.
Abul Ezz el-Hariri, an opposition lawmaker from Alexandria, had warned then that hundreds of buildings in the city face the same fate, but that lax law enforcement following the ouster two years ago of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak means that no action is being taken against building violations.
- Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in Arctic
- Jean Chrétien gave U.K. government advice ahead of Scotland referendum
- Hurricane Odile: WestJet offers final evacuation flight to Calgary
- Why chimps kill other chimps — U.S. study uncovers main reason
- After the Scotland referendum: What happens next
- Don Frigo shooting death: Canada-wide warrant issued for Boris Panovski
- Ukrainian peace talks lead to buffer zone deal
- B.C. teachers' strike: No extension to school year to make up for lost time
- Netflix tells CRTC consumers should vote with their dollars
- Canadian home ownership more costly than thought, BMO report says
Ed Clark talks with Amanda Lang about his career and the future of TD ID:
Date 47 mins ago, Duration 6:10, Views 0
Video by: CBC - Top Stories
Date 14-09-16 2:46
Tooltip Information:Elders watched helplessly while woman beaten to deathVideo by:Description:Rating: 3.55Views: 64653
Date 14-09-17 2:02
Tooltip Information:33-year-old's mysterious disappearanceVideo by:Description: Family members of Crystal Ratvay made a special plea for information to help them find the Abbotsford womanRating: 3Views: 38184
Date 19 hrs ago 1:16
Tooltip Information:Cat escapes from collapsing wreckage of Dauphin hotel (Video by David Katcsma)Video by:Description: David Katcsma of Dauphin, Man., captured this video of a cat running out of the Towers Hotel as the burning building collapsed to the groundRating: 3.66Views: 3005