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Death Toll in Egypt Rockslide Climbs to Least 80


Egyptian officials say at least 80 people were killed by a rockslide in a poor Cairo neighborhood, as the search continues for more bodies in the rubble.

Authorities raised the official death toll Saturday, a week after giant rocks fell from the limestone cliff above the Manshiyet Nasr slum.

Angry residents have clashed with rescue workers over what they consider an inadequate response to the disaster.

Rescuers 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. Families living there have appealed to authorities for safer housing.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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