Cairo building collapse kills 18
Egyptian rescue workers and residents remove a body from the rubble of a collapsed building on November 25, 2014 in Cairo's northern district of Matariya (AFP)
At least 18 people are dead and several others are possibly trapped after an eight-story apartment building collapsed in the Matariya district early Tuesday. Rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors under the rubble in the west Cairo suburb.
Desperate family members joined in the search after the early morning collapse, moving chunks of stone by hand in an effort to find survivors.
In 2013, 24 people died and 12 other were injured when an apartment building collapsed in Alexandria. Authorities cited poor maintenance and building specification violations as the cause.