At least four persons were killed in a two-storey building collapse on Monday in Shoubra district in the heart of the Egyptian capital Cairo, state-run Ahram website reported.
Civil protection forces in Egypt have rescued a child who was trapped under the debris, the report said, adding that a lady was still missing.
The initial investigations revealed that the building which accommodated three families was too old and in poor condition.
Three other houses in the area were evacuated of inhabitants amid concern of probable collapse.
The Egypt’s Ministry of Solidarity orders a formation of a compensation committee and transferring the endangered families to a governmental youth dormitory.