Structural failures

A woman reacts after rescue workers had pulled her out the rubble of an eight-story building which collapsed in Istanbul, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. The eight-story building collapsed, killing at least two people and trapping several others inside the rubble, Turkish officials said. The building had 43 people living in 14 apartments, with a street-level ground floor and seven higher floors, Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said, adding that the top three floors had been built illegally. (DHA via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 12:13 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — An eight-story building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday, killing at least two people, Turkish officials said. Rescue workers pulled six others out of the rubble and were working to free more who were trapped. The building, which had 43 people living in 14 apartments, had a street...
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Friends and relatives hold signs with the names of victims, during a march paying homage to the victims of a mining dam collapse a week ago, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A spokesman for the Minas Gerais Fire Department said after the ceremony that authorities were not calling off the search for bodies although no one had been found alive since Saturday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 02, 2019 - 12:28 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Lax regulations, chronic short staffing and a law that muffled the voices of environmentalists on mining licenses made the devastating collapse of a dam in southeastern Brazil all but destined to happen, experts and legislators say. The failure of the dam holding back iron ore...
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Helicopters hover over an iron ore mining complex to release thousands of flower petals paying homage to the dozens of victims killed and scores of missing after a mining dam collapsed there a week ago, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 02, 2019 - 11:11 am
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Rescue officials say the death toll following the collapse of a dam holding back mining waste in southeastern Brazil has risen to 121. Another 226 people are missing. Lt. Pedro Aihara of the Minas Gerais state Fire Department said Saturday that some bodies may never be...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, people inspect a destroyed building where, according to SANA, the five-story building collapsed early Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, killing most of those who were inside and only one person was rescued alive, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. SANA said that a building damaged during years of war in the northern city of Aleppo has collapsed killing 11 people. (SANA via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 9:14 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A building damaged during years of war in the Syrian northern city of Aleppo collapsed Saturday, killing 11 people, including four children, said Syria's state news agency. SANA said the five-story building collapsed early Saturday, killing most of those who were inside and...
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A woman who lost a relative lights candles outside a church after a Mass for the victims of a mine dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The dam failure unleashed a surge of mud that buried buildings adjoining the dam and several parts of the nearby city of Brumadinho. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 01, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — A week after the collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid homage Friday to the 115 people killed and 248 still missing, while newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over everything in...
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Tereza Ferreira Nascimento, center, her sister-in-law Sonia Santos, left, and her brother Pedro Ferreira dos Santos dig with garden tools in search of the body of Tereza's and Pedro's missing brother Paulo Giovane Santos, days after a mining company's dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. "We are here since Friday taking turns between brothers, brothers-in-law, searching for the body so that we can at least give him a dignified burial,” said Nascimento, holding back tears. “So far it has been in vain.” (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Under a scorching sun, Tereza Ferreira Nascimento on Wednesday dug through the mud with garden tools and her hands in search of her brother Paulo Giovane dos Santos, resigned to the reality that he was most likely dead six days after the collapse of a Brazilian dam holding...
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An aerial view shows a collapsed bridge caused by flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The dam that held back mining waste collapsed, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 10:38 am
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of a dam at a Brazil iron ore mining complex (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Environmental experts say mining companies should move away from wet mine tailings, which is the storage of waste in reservoirs. The process is used by a large...
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A Pataxo Ha-ha-hae indigenous woman points toward the Paraopeba River as she speaks to a member of the Brazilian Environmental Institute (IBAMA) in her village, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Mining giant Vale representatives insisted that the slow-moving mud spreading down the Paraopeba River following the Jan. 25 collapse is composed mostly of silica, or sand, and is non-toxic, but environmental groups contend the iron ore mine waste contains high levels of iron oxide that could cause irreversible damage. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
January 29, 2019 - 2:42 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Authorities arrested five people Tuesday in connection with the collapse of a Brazilian mine dam, while the death toll rose to at least 84 and the carcasses of fish floated along the banks of a river downstream that an indigenous community depends on for food and water...
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A car overturned by a tornado lays smashed on top of a street pole in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 28, 2019 - 12:59 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years. Three people were dead...
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Firefighters pull a body from the mud days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
January 28, 2019 - 12:26 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on that collapse of an iron ore mining company's dam in Brazil (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A Catholic priest for a church now being used as a command center for officials trying to rescue people after a mining company dam burst says many of the church's...
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