Cairo: At least two persons, including a child, were killed today when a five-story residential building collapsed in Egypt's Assiut governorate.
The building collapsed in minutes, killing the wife of its owner and her one-year infant, officials said.
Security forces are currently searching for?survivors trapped under the rubble.
The collapse was caused by unauthorised construction of several extra stories on the old building.
Building collapses are common in Egypt due to illegal extensions and failure to adopt construction guidelines.
Last year, 19 people were killed when an eight-story building collapsed in Egypt's Matariya district.