One person was killed when a 13-storey building collapsed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Monday.
The country’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday the body was recovered hours after the collapse, while rescuers continued to remove debris and search for victims.
The governor of Alexandria, Mohammed al-Sheriff, said four people were injured in the incident.
He added that the building suffered a vertical split before it collapsed.
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The last floor was built without approval and there was an order to remove it.
Most apartments were used as summer vacation accommodation, al-Sheriff said, implying the building was not fully occupied.
The collapse took place ahead of Wednesday’s Eid-el-Kabir festival, a major holiday in Egypt.
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