Six killed in building collapse in northern Egypt

Six killed in building collapse in northern Egypt
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Egyptian rescuers and bystanders are pictured at the site where a dilapidated building collapsed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, early on December 3, 2020, killing three people. (AFP)
Six killed in building collapse in northern Egypt
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People gather at the site of a collapsed apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt December 3, 2020. (Reuters)
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A woman walks past the site of a collapsed apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt December 3, 2020. (Reuters)
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People gather at the site of a collapsed apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt December 3, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 03 December 2020

Six killed in building collapse in northern Egypt

Six killed in building collapse in northern Egypt
  • Building collapses are common in Egypt because of lax building standards and poor maintenance
  • Two families were living in the building and those killed included three men and three women

ALEXANDRIA: At least six people died when an old four-story building collapsed in the coastal city of Alexandria in northern Egypt, local officials said on Thursday.
Authorities had issued several restoration orders for the old building, which collapsed on Wednesday evening, but they had been ignored, Alexandria province Governor Mohamed El-Sherief told reporters at the scene.
Two families were living in the building and those killed included three men and three women, officials said.
Authorities have evacuated the building next to the one that collapsed after cracks appeared, according to residents.
Building collapses are common in Egypt because of lax building standards and poor maintenance.


Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey
Updated 23 January 2021

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey
  • RDIF said it had begun transferring the production technology to Turkey

MOSCOW: Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF said on Saturday it had signed an agreement with Turkey on production of its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported.
RDIF added that it had begun transferring the production technology to Turkey.
RDIF has also signed deals to produce Sputnik V with manufacturers in South Korea, China, India, Brazil, Belarus and Kazakhstan.