The death toll from the rockslide in Cairo on 6 September has risen to 61, state news agency MENA has said. No survivors have been found since the day of the tragedy, when large boulders broke away from the steep Muqattam cliffs overlooking the shantytown of Manshiyet Nasser in eastern Cairo and crushed the houses below. It is thought dozens of bodies may still be trapped under the rubble. Nearly 60 people were injured in the rock fall, of whom 13 are still receiving treatment. The government has said it will provide 2,000 apartments for people made homeless by the disaster, which residents blame on destabilising construction work on the hill.

SHARE
Wanted in Africa
Wanted in Africa
Wanted in Africa, part of the Wanted Worldwide network, is a website in English for expatriates in Africa established in 2006. We cover Europe's news stories that may be of interest to English speaking residents along with tourists as well. Our publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
67751
Previous article Chinese school opens in Cairo.
Next article Chinese school opens in Cairo.