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Seven dead following three-story building collapse in Egypt's Sohag

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Wednesday ,03 August 2016

Seven dead following three-story building collapse in Egypt's Sohag
Seven people, including four children, were killed in the collapse of a three-story building in Upper Egypt's Sohag governorate, state-owned MENA agency reported.
 
According to a preliminary reports by governorate officials, the house in Nage El-Naggar village collapsed due to digging by a neighbour who was constructing a house adjacent to the building.
 
Rescue workers are currently attempting to recover the bodies of the dead from the debris.
 
Building collapses are commonplace in Egypt as buildings are often constructed without meeting safety standards.
 
In January, nine members of a family died following the collapse of a six-story residential building in Egypt's northern Sharqiya governorate.
 
Several officials in the governorate were sentenced last March to 10 years in prison for "murder and gross negligence" over the deaths.
 
The sentences were reduced following appeals by the defendants.