The Antiquities Ministry on Friday denied the collapse of any part of Qaitbay Citadel's wall in Rashid district of Behaira city.
In 1985, a citizen had illegally built a house and surrounded it with a wall in the archaeological area around the citadel, Mahmoud said. The house was removed but the wall was not, he noted.
He added that a part of the wall collapsed on Friday, killing a child.
The wall will be completely removed within the the next week, Mahmoud said.