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6 dead in Egypt cafe as shopping centre wall collapses

Published on Mar 14, 2014 3:32 AM

CAIRO (AFP) - Six people were killed when a wall of a shopping centre collapsed on a coffeeshop Thursday in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, state media reported.

Seven people were reported injured in the accident.

Egyptian authorities arrested three officials of the shopping centre - its director, head of security and the builder, they said.

Egypt has seen a number of construction disasters over the years, many of them blamed on planning violations or bad maintenance.