Death Toll From Building Collapse In Jordan Climbs To 13

Rescue teams from the Jordanian Civil Defense carry out a search operation for residents of a four-storey apartment building that collapsed on Tuesday, in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.  Jordanian officials say the death toll from the collapse this week of the four-story building in the Jordanian capital of Amman has climbed. Rescuers were still searching for a missing woman on Friday. (AP Photo/Raad Al-Adayleh).
Rescue teams from the Jordanian Civil Defense carry out a search operation for residents of a four-storey apartment building that collapsed on Tuesday, in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Jordanian officials say the death toll from the collapse this week of the four-story building in the Jordanian capital of Amman has climbed. Rescuers were still searching for a missing woman on Friday. (AP Photo/Raad Al-Adayleh).

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a four-story building in Jordan's capital this week has climbed to 13, with rescuers still searching for a missing woman, the country's Public Security Directorate said on Friday.

It's not clear what caused the collapse on Tuesday of the building in Amman. Authorities have arrested the building's owner and two maintenance workers.

At least 10 people were injured, and an infant was rescued from the rubble earlier this week.

The building was located in Jabal al-Weibdeh, an older district of the Jordanian capital that is popular among wealthier residents and expatriates but also includes some poorer areas.

Jordan is a close Western ally that has long been seen as a bastion of stability in the volatile Middle East.