Death toll from Egypt building collapse climbs to 25

Egyptian state media said Sunday that at least 25 people were killed in a 10-storey building collapse in Cairo the day before, revising the toll up as rescue operations continued. Al-Ahram newspaper said the number of injured in Saturday’s incident in the capital’s eastern Gesr Suez district rose to 75. Rescue workers continued to sift through cement and rubble on Sunday, a security source said. Al-Ahram quoted local reports as claiming four of the building’s floors had been added illegally. Cairo governor Khaled Abdel Aal toured the site on Saturday and ordered a team of experts to be formed …

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