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Egypt woman rescued from collapsed block

Egypt woman rescued from collapsed block

Egyptian rescue workers yesterday pulled a young woman from the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in the port city of Alexandria as the death toll from the disaster rose to 10.
Yasmin Mohamed Abdel Aal, 24, was pulled from the debris of the 12-story-building "in good condition" although around 15 other people are still thought to be trapped after Monday's collapse.
"She is in good condition, she can move and speak, and is now undergoing X-rays on different parts of her body," Alexandria hospital doctor Mahmud al-Damati told the official MENA news agency.
Abdel Aal had been staying in the ill-fated building with relatives for the Muslim Eid holiday season after marrying two months ago and moving to the United Arab Emirates, her brother said.
MENA said three people were injured in the collapse of the building in the Loran district of Alexandria, Egypt's second city and main seaport with around four million inhabitants.
A security source said two more bodies were pulled from the rubble yesterday, bringing the death toll to 10, including a four-year-old girl, as emergency workers continued their search using sledge hammers and circular saws.
The collapse was the latest in a string of such disasters in recent years in Egypt, where many structures are unauthorized and built in breach of regulations or with poor materials. The Loran building was home to between 40 and 50 people but the accident happened in the morning after many residents had left for work.


Updated : 2021-08-03 22:50 GMT+08:00