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18 killed, seven injured in Cairo building collapse

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Egyptian residents stand on the rubble of a collapsed building in Cairo's northern district of Matariya ealry Tuesday. Photo - AFP
An eight-floor residential building collapsed in Cairo, killing at least 18 people and injuring seven others, security sources said on Tuesday

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