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Death Toll From Egypt Rockslide Rises to at Least 95


Egyptian security officials say the number of people killed by a rockslide in Cairo earlier this month is at least 95, as the search continues for more bodies in the rubble.

The previous death toll was at least 80, after giant rocks fell from the cliff above the impoverished Manshiyet Nasr neighborhood September sixth.

Angry residents have clashed with rescue workers 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. Families living there have appealed to authorities for safer housing.

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

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