Three Killed After Sand Mound Collapses
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ Two men and a teen-age boy suffocated Monday when a sand mound in a quarry gave way and trapped them underneath, Egypt’s Middle East News Agency reported.
The accident occurred in the El-Shalal area near Aswan, a tourist center 440 miles south of Cairo.
MENA identified the victims as Fawzi Hussein, 40; his 13-year old son Karim, and an assistant, Abdel-Rahim Suleiman, 48.
The agency said they were digging at the base of the sand mound when it gave way. Col. Mohammed Bassiouni, head of the Aswan civil defense force, told MENA that incorrect quarrying led to the collapse.