A woman is helped out of the rubble of a collapsed factory building in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo December 12, 2010. At least one body has been retrieved and an estimated 25-30 people are believed trapped in the rubble of the building that collapsed due to bad weather, according to security sources. REUTERS/Stringer
Clashes erupted today between police and family members of workers who had died in a factory collapse in Alexandria.
The family members were outraged when police refused to let them near the site to check on their injured relatives or identify the bodies of those killed.
According to an Alexandria governorate official who was on the site, 16 people have been reported dead and ten were reported injured. However, eyewitnesses claim the death toll may have reached 20.
The collapse, which occurred last Sunday, was blamed on heavy rain and bad weather, the Middle East News Agency reported.