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Egyptian Rockslide Kills at Least 47, Hundreds Missing

Egyptian officials say the death toll in a rockslide near Cairo has climbed to at least 47, with hundreds more people believed to be buried under massive boulders.

Authorities say the giant rocks rolled onto a shantytown at the foot of the Muqattam hills on Saturday, flattening many houses and burying entire families.

Security officials say hope is fading that any more survivors will be found.

Rescuers continued to work largely by hand to remove debris after authorities failed to bring in heavy equipment.

Authorities say the slum's roadways were built without government authorization and are too narrow for the large machinery.

Residents expressed anger at the government's handling of the disaster.

Officials say rockslides are frequent in the area.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.