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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say the death toll from the collapse of an old five-story residential building in Beirut has risen to 11, most of them foreigners.

The officials say search operations are continuing Monday and more bodies are expected to be pulled out from under the rubble.

They say the building that collapsed Sunday night killed a Lebanese girl as well as 10 foreigners, most of them Sudanese.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

They added that 12 people were injured in the accident.

Building collapses in Lebanon are rare. The officials said it was not clear what led to Sunday’s collapse. Possible causes were cracks in the building made worse by heavy rain or the effects of several nearby construction sites.

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