Building collapses

October 15, 2019 - 8:40 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing at least one person and leaving others trapped under the debris, officials said. Authorities in the city of 2.6 million inhabitants in the country's northeast said some of the people trapped...
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This aerial photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 13, 2019 - 8:54 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials in New Orleans say they are continuing to look for one person missing in the rubble of a hotel that collapsed while under construction. Fire Chief Tim McConnell said Sunday that crews are assembling a 220,000-pound (99,800-kilogram) crane driven into the city overnight...
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Workers are helped after a large portion of a hotel under construction suddenly collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Several construction workers had to run to safety as the Hard Rock Hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Emergency workers in New Orleans are preparing to enter a partially collapsed building at the edge of the French Quarter in hopes of finding two people missing since part...
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October 12, 2019 - 8:56 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans has suddenly collapsed. News outlets report several construction workers had to run to safety Saturday as the Hard Rock Hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down. It was...
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September 23, 2019 - 12:43 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A school collapsed in Kenya's capital on Monday morning, and officials said at least seven children were killed. Parents wailed at the scene of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi. Hundreds of people gathered as emergency workers picked through debris. It was not clear...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses during his visit to Lodi, Calif. California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Talk of scaling back the standards upsets Thomas, who was thrown to the floor during the earthquake. "To not make provisions to have the hospitals keep pace with the rest of the infrastructure doesn't make any sense to me" says Thomas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 04, 2019 - 8:43 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair of strong earthquakes struck the region last month, the hospital couldn't use it. Structurally, the building was OK...
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Rescuers carry out a survivor from the site of a building that collapsed in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in a crowded neighborhood in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, and several people were feared trapped in the rubble, an official said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
July 16, 2019 - 7:29 pm
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rescuers are clearing debris and using sniffer dogs to find possible survivors after a dilapidated building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing at least 12 people. Several people are feared trapped. Fire official Ashok Talpade said dozens of rescuers...
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Rescuers work at the site of a building that collapsed in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in a crowded neighborhood in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, and several people were feared trapped in the rubble, an official said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
July 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least three people, an official said. Rescuers were looking for several others feared trapped in the rubble. Fire official Ashok Talpade said dozens of...
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July 03, 2019 - 8:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — State media says a tornado in northeast China has killed six people and injured another 190. State broadcaster CCTV says the tornado hit Kaiyuan, a county-level city in Liaoning province Wednesday afternoon. Television footage showed a stretch of collapsed low-rise buildings where...
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In this photo provided by Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority, rescuers carry the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia. Rescuers on Monday continued to search the rubble of a building that collapsed while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing over two dozen workers and injuring 24 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. (Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 9:01 pm
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia has charged four Chinese people with crimes over a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing. The Preah Sihanouk provincial court said Tuesday the building...
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