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Cairo building collapse kills three

Jan. 23, 2013 at 8:23 AM   |   Comments

CAIRO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A three-story apartment building in Cairo collapsed Wednesday, killing three people and injuring four, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

Approximately 15 families rented rooms in the building located in Masr al-Qadeema neighborhood. The collapse was reportedly caused by the explosion of a gas cylinder, the newspaper said.

Egypt has seen a recent spate of building collapses, including one last week in Alexandria in which 28 people died. Government officials have blamed the collapses on illegal construction practices.

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