Building Collapse Kills Fourteen People In Egypt

Category: World / Jan 16, 2013 9:22AM EDT
At least 14 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday (January 16) when an apartment block collapsed in Alexandria. The eight-story building in a working class district of the Mediterranean city collapsed just before 7am local time. Residents said the building was home to more than 30 people. Rescue workers used mechanical diggers and their bare hands to search through the rubble. Building collapses are common in Egypt because of lax building standards and poor maintenance.