Authorities had issued several restoration orders for the old building, which collapsed on Wednesday evening, but they had been ignored, Alexandria province Governor Mohamed El-Sherief told reporters at the scene. Two families were living in the building and those killed included three men and three women, officials said. Authorities have evacuated the building next to the one that collapsed after cracks appeared, according to residents. Building collapses are common in Egypt because of lax building standards and poor maintenance.
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Standing as the sole candidate for election as president, Nasser had won with Nasser began his rule as a pan-Arabist, with plans to unify the Arab states into a single entity under his command, and as a reformer, who wanted to modernize the country and fight endemic corruption, all within the context of one-party dictatorial rule. The Soviet Union and its satellites became Nasser's chief source of military equipment and financial aid, beginning with a massive arms deal with Czechoslovakia in Expecting an easy victory, Egyptian forces instead got bogged down in a guerilla war. Nasser responded by attempting to subvert Saudi Arabia itself and by attacking supposed Yemeni royalist bases in Saudi Arabia. In , Israel completed its National Water Carrier, a series of canals and pipelines to transport water from the relatively water-rich northern part of the country to the much dryer southern regions. This project promised to allow increased population growth and immigration, and also to spur industrial and agricultural development, and was therefore strenuously opposed by the Arab countries.
Egyptians are the people originating from the country of Egypt. Egyptian identity is closely tied to geography. The population is concentrated in the lower Nile Valley , a small strip of cultivable land stretching from the First Cataract to the Mediterranean and enclosed by desert both to the east and to the west. This unique geography has been the basis of the development of Egyptian society since antiquity.
Physiographically, Egypt is usually divided into four major regions—the Nile valley and delta, the Eastern Desert , the Western Desert , and the Sinai Peninsula. About half of the population of the delta are peasants fellahin —either small landowners or labourers—living on the produce of the land. The remainder live in towns or cities, the largest of which is Cairo. As a whole, they have had greater contact with the outside world, particularly with the rest of the Middle East and with Europe , than the inhabitants of the more remote southern valley and are generally less traditional and conservative than those in other regions of the country.