• Short Summary

    CAIRO, EGYPT

    Nine people were killed when five storey building collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Shoubra on March 10.

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    1. GV Workers clearing rubble of collapsed building 0.08
    2. CUs Belongings of victims (3 shots) 0.19
    3. SV PAN Workers clearing rubble and PAN TO remains of building 0.32
    4. GV Crowd at scene of disaster, riot police keeping area clear 0.38
    5. GV Police and others sifting through belongings and rubble (3 shots) 1.14
    6. GV Hospital where wounded were treated 1.18
    7. SVs INTERIOR Victims being treated in hospital (4 shots) 1.47
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    Background: CAIRO, EGYPT

    Nine people were killed when five storey building collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Shoubra on March 10. The disaster, the second in a week, has highlighted the problem of illegal building in the Egyptian capital. On March 9, the cabinet ordered the Prosecutor General to investigate the condition of buildings after the death of a government minister in a building collapse. Provincial governors have been asked to enforce state building codes which have been largely ignored in recent years. Over a hundred and twenty people have died in building collapses in the last three months. The addition of extra floors to dilapidated structures is a frequent practice. Cairo's buildings and public utilities are in a state of decay. Most the city's sewerage, electrical and watersystems were constructed at the beginning of this country when the population was around two million. Current estimates say there are now twelve million people in Cairo, too many for the city's services.

    Source: REUTERS - MOHAMAD FAHMY

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SPHAXVE2QKQ061ADDM8D2T77
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SPHAXVE2QKQ061ADDM8D2T77
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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