December 11, 1999 |
A 9-year-old girl was pulled alive Friday from the ruins of a shoddily constructed building that collapsed in the Moroccan city of Fez, killing at least 47 people, officials said. Rescuers retrieved 16 bodies from the wreckage Friday. Forty people were injured when the five-story building that had been home to 87 people collapsed Wednesday. The girl's mother and her eight brothers and sisters were killed in the accident. Her father, a night watchman, was not home when the building crumbled.