A six-story apartment building collapsed Tuesday in this northern industrial city, a newspaper reporter who was at the scene said.

One body reportedly was recovered, he said, and other people were believed to have been in the building at the time it collapsed.The reporter said the building was believed to house students.

Monterrey was the hardest hit of the cities pummeled this month by Hurricane Gilbert. The banks of the normally dry Santa Catarina River that bisects Monterrey overflowed during heavy rains and caused the deaths of at least 200 people.