A residential building consisting of four stories collapsed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Wednesday, resulting in the death of at least four people, according to authorities, while rescuers continue search operations through the rubble.
The Cairo governorate stated in a statement that the collapsed building is located in the Heliopolis district, which is approximately 3.2 kilometers from the city center. The statement confirmed injuries to at least three others.
The cause of the collapse has not been determined yet. The Egyptian Attorney General is investigating the incident, according to the Cairo governorate.
In a separate statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity stated that it would provide 60,000 Egyptian pounds (approximately $1,941) to the families of the deceased.
Deadly building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt. In recent years, the government has attempted to launch a strict campaign against buildings constructed in violation of the law.
Authorities also construct new cities and neighborhoods to relocate those living in areas at risk of collapse.
In July of last year, 12 people were killed when another five-story building collapsed in Heliopolis.