Crowds cheer as baby pulled alive from collapsed building in Georgia

Europe 10/09/21, 01:37

After an explosion in Georgia, a mob erupted in jubilation as a baby was pulled out alive from the wreckage of a fallen five-story block of apartments. On Friday morning, October 8, a crowd of people—including firefighters and local citizens—gathered around a portion of a fallen residential structure in Batumi, a ...

7-story building collapses in Brazil; 1 dead, others trapped

South America 10/15/19, 15:08

A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in an upscale part of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing one person and leaving others trapped with some communicating with family members by cellphone from under debris, officials said. Fire department commander Cleyton Bezerra said 10 people were missing, though it was unclear if they ...

Defunct steelmaker’s 21-story headquarters imploded

U.S. 05/19/19, 09:51

Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the height of Bethlehem Steel's power and profitability ...

Board faults utility’s equipment in fatal 2016 explosion

U.S. 04/23/19, 16:01

A gas company's faulty equipment is the most likely cause of an explosion at a suburban Maryland apartment complex that killed seven people in 2016, according to federal report issued Tuesday.The explosion and fire at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring caused a partial building collapse and sent 68 ...

20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

World 03/15/19, 06:37

Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday.Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The disaster occurred in the heart of Nigeria's commercial capital.Officials have ...

Update: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed school

World 03/14/19, 07:43

The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local):1:35 p.m.A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside.Local people attend the scene after a building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday March 14, 2019. ...

2nd day of searching at Nigeria school building collapse

World 03/14/19, 05:12

Search and rescue work continued in Nigeria on Thursday after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside.Eight people were dead and 37 were rescued, a National Emergency Management Agency spokesman said late Wednesday.An unknown number remained missing. Frantic efforts went on overnight to ...

School building collapses in Nigeria with scores said inside

World 03/13/19, 11:06

A three-story building collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday with scores of school children thought to be inside, setting off frantic rescue efforts in the country's crowded commercial capital. The state governor said 25 were rescued. It was not yet clear how many died. Associated Press video showed rescuers carrying several dust-covered, ...

Update: Children pulled from collapsed Nigeria building

World 03/13/19, 08:25

The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local):2:25 p.m.There are cheers as a small child is pulled from the ruins of a collapsed three-story building in Lagos, Nigeria. But the crowd quiets as another child is freed but does not move.In this image taken from video rescue workers and ...

Pakistan building collapse kills 2 in Karachi, traps others

World 02/25/19, 13:32

A Pakistani rescue official says at least two bodies have been recovered from a three-story building that collapsed in a suburb of the southern port city of Karachi.Mohammad Shaukat says the small residential building collapsed as construction work was underway next to it in the city's Malir neighborhood on Monday ...

Turkey: 4 detained over deadly building collapse

Europe 02/14/19, 07:51

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained four people in connection with the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul that killed 21.Anadolu Agency said the building's project officer, construction engineer, safety inspector and a technical officer were taken into custody. They face possible charges of negligence.The building ...

Death toll at Istanbul building collapse reaches 21

Europe 02/10/19, 04:11

Turkey's interior minister says the death toll from a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul has risen to 21.Minister Suleyman Soylu spoke late Saturday, saying those who made "mistakes" would be held accountable. The eight-story building in the city's Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday.Rescue workers remain at the site and it ...

Update: Turkey’s president visits building collapse site

Europe 02/09/19, 05:18

The Latest on the Istanbul apartment building collapse (all times local):1:10 p.m.Turkey's president says there are "many lessons to learn" from the collapse of a residential building in Istanbul where at least 17 people have died.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to reporters Saturday from the scene where the eight-story building ...

Death toll rises to 16 In Istanbul building collapse

Europe 02/09/19, 04:22

Turkey's interior minister has said the death toll in the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul has risen to 16.Suleyman Soylu said early Saturday that another body had been found in the rubble.The building in Istanbul's mostly-residential Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday. The cause is under investigation but ...

Update: Death toll in Istanbul building collapse now 14

Europe 02/08/19, 07:07

The Latest on the deadly collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul (all times local):3:05 p.m.Turkey's interior minister says emergency teams have found three more bodies in the rubble of a collapsed eight-story building in Istanbul, increasing the death toll to 14.Suleyman Soylu said Friday that rescuers were pressing ahead ...

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse increases to 11

Europe 02/08/19, 02:25

Turkey's interior minister says the number of dead from the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul has increased to 11.Suleyman Soylu made the announcement late on Thursday after emergency teams, assisted by sniffer dogs, found one more body in the wreckage from Wednesday's collapse in Istanbul's mostly residential ...

Update: Turkey rescuers pull 5-year-old girl from rubble

Europe 02/07/19, 03:54

The Latest on the apartment building collapse in Istanbul (all times local):11:50 a.m.Turkish emergency services have pulled out a 5-year-old girl from the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul about 18 hours after it collapsed.The girl, Havva Tekgoz, was carried to a waiting ambulance on a stretcher as ...

Rescuers search collapsed Istanbul building, report 1 death

Europe 02/06/19, 10:10

An eight-story building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday, killing at least one person and trapping several others inside the rubble, Turkish media reports said.The building had 43 residents living in 14 apartments, Istanbul's governor said. The structure had a street-level ground floor and seven higher floors, Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said.The ...

Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse

Europe 01/18/19, 04:40

Russian authorities are denying reports that a terrorist attack was to blame for an explosion that brought down an apartment block, killing 39 people.The explosion ripped through a building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on Dec. 31. Sparse official reports and a security incident the following ...

Update: Russian apartment collapse death toll hits 21

Europe 01/02/19, 07:30

The Latest on the building collapse in Russia (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Russian emergency officials say the death toll in the collapse of an apartment building has risen to 21 after the recovery of two more bodies from the rubble. The discovery of the bodies on Wednesday afternoon leaves 20 residents of ...

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