Eight people killed in Egypt buildings collapse

Eight people killed in Egypt buildings collapse
Eight people killed in Egypt buildings collapse

Eight people were killed Monday when two separate buildings collapsed in Egypt, police said.

A four-story building collapsed in the eastern Cairo district of Saraya Al Qubba, killing five people and injuring several others. Thirteen people were pulled from the rubble and taken to a nearby hospital, AP reports.

Three others were killed in another building collapse in Qalyoub, some 20 kilometers (13 miles) north of Cairo.

Authorities gave no reason for the collapses but said police were investigating.

Building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt and are usually blamed on shoddy construction and a failure to respect regulations.