Building collapses in Beirut, 13 killed

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 16, 2012 3:54 AM
Building collapses in Beirut, 13 killed

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thirteen people were killed when a residential building collapsed in Beirut and rescue workers were searching on Monday for people believed still buried under the rubble, Lebanese officials said.

The five-storey building collapsed in the Ashrafiyeh district of the Lebanese capital on Sunday evening. The victims included Lebanese and Sudanese nationals.

"We are hoping to find people alive. There are still some missing," Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil told LBC television. Twelve people were being treated in hospital, he added.