Monday, January 16, 2012

6-story building collapsed, 25 people are dead!

A six-story building collapsed Sunday night and at least 26 people are dead in Beirut, Lebanon.

The collapse occurred Sunday night in the Ashrafieh neighborhood of Beirut. All hospitals in the region were ordered by the Health Ministry to be prepared to take in the injured.

The cause of the collapse was not immediately known and an investigation, led by Prime Minister Najeeb Mikati, is under way.

The dead included Lebanese nationals, as well as people from Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and the Philippines.

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