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Toll from Lebanese building collapse rises

2012-01-16 10:46

Beirut - The death toll from the collapse of an old six-storey apartment block in the Lebanese capital has risen to 11, the national ANI news agency reported on Monday.

"Up until now, 11 bodies and 11 injured Lebanese nationals and foreigners have been recovered from the rubble," the report said, adding that rescue operations mounted during the night were continuing on Monday morning.

The apartment block, in Beirut's eastern Ashrafiyeh district, collapsed on Sunday evening. It was known to house Lebanese and Sudanese families.