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One Dead, Nine Rescued, in US Building Collapse


Investigators are trying to determine what caused a building to collapse in the central U.S. state of Missouri, killing one person.

Local media report the building, located in the city of Clinton, is 100-years-old and might have had structural problems.

Officials say 10 people were trapped after the roof of the three-story building collapsed Monday night, causing the top two floors to cave in. Nine people were rescued from the rubble, many after using cell phones to speak with rescue workers.

The building houses the American community service fraternity called the Elks Club.

At least 50 members of the group were eating dinner on the second floor when the building collapsed.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.
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