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Death Toll in Egypt Rockslide Climbs to 72


Egyptian authorities say the death toll from a massive rockslide in a poor Cairo neighborhood has risen to at least 72, while many more bodies are feared to remain under the rubble.

Security officials Thursday added to the official death toll with the discovery of more bodies, five days after giant rocks fell from the limestone cliff above the Manshiyet Nasr slum.

Residents have clashed with rescue workers out of anger over what they consider an inadequate response to the disaster.

Rescuers have had to work mostly by hand to remove debris because streets in the neighborhood are too narrow for large machinery.

Officials say rockslides are frequent in the area.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.

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