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Tunisia: 2 Children Killed In Building Collapse; Four Others Injured, Six Missing


Last update: 06/10/2017

TUNIS, Oct 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- A nine-year-old girl and her five-year-old brother were killed while four others injured when a building collapsed in the eastern coastal province of Sousse, authorities said.

The three-storey building, located in the center of Sousse, had collapsed due to the severe weather conditions recently and a lack of maintenance, according to the Civil Protection department.

Six people are still buried in the rubble. The injured - a man, two women and one child - have been taken to hospital for medical treatment.

The residents of a nearby building have been evacuated as a precaution, said an official source in Sousse.

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has instructed the ministry of equipment and health to monitor the incident.....