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October 31, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 31 people were killed in the collapse Sunday of a 12-story apartment building in Cairo, authorities said. The toll was expected to increase as the bodies of dozens still missing are recovered. More than 24 survivors were rescued from the rubble, but four of them died in the hospital, police said. Friends and relatives waited and watched as rescue workers searched for survivors. As many as 150 people were believed to have been in the building.
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June 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The owner of a building that collapsed last year, killing 64 people, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years in jail. The High Security Court found Raouf Wissa Ibrahim, 60, guilty of illegally adding four floors to his eight-story building, causing it to buckle under the weight in October. Prosecutors said even the original eight floors wouldn't have held long.
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June 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The owner of a building that collapsed last year, killing 64 people, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years in jail. The High Security Court found Raouf Wissa Ibrahim, 60, guilty of illegally adding four floors to his eight-story building, causing it to buckle under the weight in October. Prosecutors said even the original eight floors wouldn't have held long.
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October 31, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 31 people were killed in the collapse Sunday of a 12-story apartment building in Cairo, authorities said. The toll was expected to increase as the bodies of dozens still missing are recovered. More than 24 survivors were rescued from the rubble, but four of them died in the hospital, police said. Friends and relatives waited and watched as rescue workers searched for survivors. As many as 150 people were believed to have been in the building.
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October 30, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 36 hours, she sat in darkness, pinned up to her waist by the rubble of a collapsed apartment building. But her "screaming and praying" paid off Tuesday for Samantha Miksche as she was pulled from the ruins that authorities here fear may have fatally entombed scores of others. The 17-year-old from Redondo Beach was cut, bruised, nauseated and desperately thirsty.
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October 29, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor heard the pinned man begging Monday: "Give me oxygen! Get me out of here!" But rescuers could not reach him deep under the rubble, and, after three agonizing hours, the victim succumbed--another casualty in a building collapse that left at least 15 people dead and up to 80 missing, with little hope for their survival.
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October 28, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A 12-story apartment building in suburban Cairo collapsed, killing three people and injuring at least 17. The death toll could rise, since police said there were more than 40 apartments in the building and that not all residents were accounted for. Egyptian television reported that the structure also housed an X-ray clinic and that patients could have been trapped there. About an hour after the collapse, six people were pulled out alive.
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October 30, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 36 hours, she sat in darkness, pinned up to her waist by the rubble of a collapsed apartment building. But her "screaming and praying" paid off Tuesday for Samantha Miksche as she was pulled from the ruins that authorities here fear may have fatally entombed scores of others. The 17-year-old from Redondo Beach was cut, bruised, nauseated and desperately thirsty.
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October 29, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor heard the pinned man begging Monday: "Give me oxygen! Get me out of here!" But rescuers could not reach him deep under the rubble, and, after three agonizing hours, the victim succumbed--another casualty in a building collapse that left at least 15 people dead and up to 80 missing, with little hope for their survival.
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October 28, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A 12-story apartment building in suburban Cairo collapsed, killing three people and injuring at least 17. The death toll could rise, since police said there were more than 40 apartments in the building and that not all residents were accounted for. Egyptian television reported that the structure also housed an X-ray clinic and that patients could have been trapped there. About an hour after the collapse, six people were pulled out alive.
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