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Tilted Apartment Building in Alexandria, Egypt

  • Hamada Elrasam
A 13-floor apartment building tilted, causing damage to a neighboring building, and Egyptian police evacuated the neighborhood. Egyptian armed forces are overseeing the demolition of the building. Residents gathered to watch and take selfies.
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Egyptian police evacuated a 13-floor building in eastern Alex “Azareta” in the early hours of Wednesday morning after it tilted over the opposite building. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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Egyptian police evacuated a 13-floor building in eastern Alex “Azareta” in the early hours of Wednesday morning after it tilted over the opposite building. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

The tilted building was newly constructed, the Egyptian authorities immediately cut the electricity and natural gas off while they were evacuating the buildings. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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The tilted building was newly constructed, the Egyptian authorities immediately cut the electricity and natural gas off while they were evacuating the buildings. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

The governor of Alexandria Mohamed Sultan said the demolition of the building will take 3 days approximately and it will be done manually and gradually from top to bottom. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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The governor of Alexandria Mohamed Sultan said the demolition of the building will take 3 days approximately and it will be done manually and gradually from top to bottom. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

A soldier guards the demolition area, the Alexandria tramway network in this area has been blocked to prevent fluctuations that may cause buildings break apart. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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A soldier guards the demolition area, the Alexandria tramway network in this area has been blocked to prevent fluctuations that may cause buildings break apart. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

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