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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rescuers Battle Clock

CAIRO () -- At least 31 people have died and time is running out for about 80 more feared buried under the rubble of a collapsed Cairo apartment block, police and rescue workers said in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday.


Policemen at the scene said rescuers searching the debris of the 11-story building which fell on Sunday have so far pulled out 27 corpses. More than 24 survivors have also been dug out, but four died in the hospital, they added.


The Interior Ministry has said prosecutors were questioning the owner of the building for illegally adding five storys after getting permission to build one.