Death toll in Egypt building collapse rises to 26


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CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian health officials say the death toll in the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in the coastal city of Alexandria has risen to 26.

They say the death toll rose when one of the 12 people injured in the accident succumbed to her injures on Thursday in hospital.

The building in a poor Alexandria district collapsed on Wednesday, 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 near Cairo.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.


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