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25 Killed in Egypt Apartment Collapse

An eight-story apartment building collapsed Wednesday in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, killing at least 25 people in the second deadly accident to hit the country in as many days, according to police and health officials.

Mohammed el-Sharqawy, a senior official at the Health Ministry, said at least 12 people also were injured and that rescue teams were searching for survivors under the rubble. Military police from a nearby naval base cordoned off the area to help the rescue operation.

The collapse came a day after 19 police conscripts were killed when the last car of the train they were riding in jumped the tracks and smashed into another train just outside Cairo.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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