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Egyptian Security: Death Toll From Collapsed Building Rises to 8


Egyptian security sources say more bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, bringing the death toll to at least eight.

Rescue teams have been searching through the rubble for survivors following Monday's collapse. At least 20 people are believed trapped in the debris.

Alexandria Governor Adel Labib says the 12-story building tilted and collapsed as construction workers were doing repairs to the first floor. Officials say it was constructed as a seven-story building 25 years ago without a permit.

Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for the building owners.

Building collapses are frequent in Egypt due to poor maintenance and lenient regulations.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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