Factory Collapses In Egypt

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Egyptian authorities say rescue workers pulled 13 bodies from under a factory which collapsed in the port city of Alexandria during severe rainstorms that battered the Middle East.

A security official said Monday rescue teams continued their search for at least 15 more workers believed to be trapped in the rubble of the factory that collapsed a day earlier.

Nine people were rescued alive, suffering from broken bones, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak to the media.

A committee is investigating whether the rainstorm weakened the factory's foundations. Officials originally said Sunday the building had been weakened by nearby construction work.

Winds up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour shut the port of Alexandria Sunday.

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