Six Dead as Bakery Collapses in Alexandria
Six people were killed and four seriously injured in when a building collapsed Friday in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandira, local police said.
All the victims were employees or customers of a bakery on the ground floor of the two-storey building, the police said.
Among the dead were a six-year-old child, two women and the son of the baker, who had been serving bread for the traditional Ramadan meal after nightfall. The baker himself escaped safe and sound.
An evacuation order had been slapped on the building 12 years ago but the business had kept going, police said.
The collapse was due to exceptionally heavy rains, which have battered Egypt this week, police added.
Sixteen people were found dead in the rubble of a six-storey building in a popular quarter of Cairo in mid-May -- CAIRO (AFP)
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