Devastation in one of Cairo’s poorest neighborhoods

Shawn Baldwin for the New York Times)
(photo: Shawn Baldwin for the New York Times)

This morning, a large portion of a stone cliff fell and toppled apartment buildings in one of Cairo’s poorest neighborhoods. At least 24 people are dead, and it is feared that hundreds of people, including entire families, are still trapped beneath the rubble. Officials have been slow in responding to the disaster – which has struck mainly working class families living in substandard conditions to begin with.

Read more here and here. Above all, please take a moment to keep Cairo in your thoughts and prayers this Ramadan.

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5 thoughts on “Devastation in one of Cairo’s poorest neighborhoods

  1. I’ve spent most of my time since originally reading about this tragedy in quite reflection and focusing positive energy for those affected and devastated by it. My thoughts are with them.

  2. Dear, you are back. I hope life treats you well.

    This Cairo incident is horrible. Insha’a Allah, despite of the loss of the families that are left behind, the gates of Jannah are wide open in this holy month. May they be in a better place now.

  3. i was watching egyptian news about this when it happened.
    its so sad becuase these people were already living in a shanty town and VERY poor and now they have had this happen to them.
    its such a sad situation. my heart goes out to them..

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