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World : 14 Die in Cairo Building Collapse

From Times wire services

A six-story apartment house collapsed in Cairo and killed at least 14 people, Egyptian police said today.

Rescuers were searching the debris for three missing people known to have been in the building when it crumbled late Sunday night. Five injured survivors were hospitalized. The apartment structure, built 60 years ago in the middle-class residential district of Abbassiya, had one apartment on each floor. Police said 22 people were in the building when it collapsed.


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