Three children killed in building collapse in Southern Egypt

Three Egyptian siblings died Monday after an apartment building collapsed in a southern Egyptian province of Beni Suef, reports say.
Two brothers, aged 8 and 12 and their 11-year-old sister were removed from the rubble of the two-story building in the district of Ihnasiya of the province located around 111 kilometers (69 miles) south of Cairo, Abc news reports citing state-run daily Al-Ahram.
The causes of the incident were noted reported but the Arab country has recently begun a campaign against illegal construction.
Shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and rural areas.
In September, a four-story building collapsed in the city of Shoubra el-Khaima, near Cairo, killing at least three people, the US media notes.

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