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Prosecution investigates collapse of historic downtown Cairo building

Building resident has accused property’s owners of negligence and failing to provide maintenance

The General Prosecution began, on Sunday, an investigation into the collapse of a historic building on Qasr Al-Nil Street in downtown Cairo.

Three people were injured in the incident, and were transferred to the Ahmed Maher hospital.

According to the prosecution, who questioned the injured individuals, cracks had been observed on the walls of the building which was built in 1941. The prosecution has also questioned an additional 19 of the property’s residents who were not injured in the collapse, who verified the cracks were present.

The prosecution added that one of the residents has accused the property’s owners of negligence and of failing to provide maintenance to the building.

It ordered for the continued removal of rubble and debris from the street, and for the appropriate measures to be taken to ensure the safety of neighbouring properties. The prosecution ordered that a committee is to be established to examine the real estate files and archives related to the building.

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