Death toll up to 14 in building collapse

ALEXANDRIA - The death toll from the collapse of a block of flats in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria has risen to 14, the official Mena news agency reported yesterday.

ALEXANDRIA - The death toll from the collapse of a block of flats in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria has risen to 14, the official Mena news agency reported yesterday.

The toll could climb even further since about 15 people remain trapped in the rubble of the flattened 12-storey building, a security official said on Tuesday.

The bodies of two people were pulled out on Tuesday night from the wreckage of the building in the Loran district of Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city with a population of about four million.

A lone survivor was rescued on Tuesday, 24 hours after the apartment block collapsed, one of the latest such disasters in the country. - Sapa-AFP

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