Death toll rises to 23 in Brazill building collapse
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian firefighters say they've finished a search for victims of a building collapse in Rio de Janeiro, with 23 people now confirmed dead.
2 dead, 2 injured in Rio building collapse
TOWN OF LAWRENCE, Wis. (AP) — A building collapse has injured three construction workers in northeastern Wisconsin.
Crews were called to the site in the Town of Lawrence around 1:30 p.m....
20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — 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.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. The death toll was eight and...
The Latest: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed school
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local):
A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local):
A Nigerian emergency official says eight people are dead in a collapsed school building and...
Fire burns 4 buildings in South Carolina
BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) — Crews have extinguished a fire that burned four buildings in a small South Carolina city.
Bamberg Fire Chief Timmie Taylor told news outlets the fire was reported on the...
Pakistan building collapse kills 2 in Karachi, traps others
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — 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...
Search for missing in Pakistan building collapse
Turkey: 4 detained over deadly building collapse
ISTANBUL (AP) — 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.
Death toll at Istanbul building collapse reaches 21
ISTANBUL (AP) — 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 is unclear how many more people are missing. The collapsed building had 14 apartments, 43 registered residents and three businesses.
Illegal construction blamed in Istanbul building collapse
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials blamed illegal construction practices for the collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul as they joined hundreds of mourners Saturday at a funeral for nine members of one family killed in the disaster.
The Latest: Death toll in Turkish building collapse up to 18
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Istanbul apartment building collapse (all times local):
Turkey's interior minister says authorities at one time made contact with a person under the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul.
But when asked to clarify, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Saturday that the person was "probably not living" anymore. He also told reporters that another body had been dug up, increasing the official death toll to 18.
15 dead in Istanbul building collapse; 9 from one family
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish emergency services on Friday recovered four more bodies from the rubble of an eight-story building that crashed down in Istanbul, bringing the death toll to 15. One man said he lost nine members of his extended family.
Earlier in the day, rescuers pulled a 16-year-old boy out alive from under the rubble two days after the collapse, raising the number of people who have been rescued to 14.
The Latest: Death toll in Istanbul building collapse now 15
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul (all times local):
Turkey's health minister says the number of dead from the collapsed eight-story building in Istanbul has risen to 15.
Fahrettin Koca also told reporters Friday that 13 out of the 14 people who were rescued alive from the rubble remain hospitalized; seven of them are in serious condition.
Death toll reaches 10 in Turkey building collapse
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The Latest: Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 10
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the apartment building collapse in Istanbul (all times local):
Turkish officials have raised the death toll from the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul to 10.
State-run Anadolu Agency quoted the Istanbul governor's office as saying that the emergency services found four more bodies in the rubble on Thursday.
So far, 13 people have been pulled out with injuries. It was not clear if rescuers hope to find any more survivors.
Istanbul building collapse kills 2; rescuers save 6 others
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-level ground floor and seven higher floors, Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said, adding that the top three floors had been built illegally.
Building collapses in Syria’s Aleppo killing 11
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 only one person was rescued alive.
The report said the building is in the eastern Salahuddin neighborhood, once held by rebels.
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Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse
MOSCOW (AP) — 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 day fed speculation that the explosion was a targeted bombing.
Death toll in Russian apartment collapse rises to 33
MOSCOW (AP) — Search crews in Russia pulled more bodies Wednesday from a huge pile of rubble where part of an apartment building collapsed, bringing the known death toll to 33 and the number of missing residents down to eight as the grim recovery work continued for a third night.
The Latest: Deaths from Russia apartment collapse grow to 33
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the building collapse in Russia (all times local):
Russian emergency officials say more bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a partially collapsed apartment building, bringing the death toll since Monday morning to 33.
State news agencies Tass and RIA-Novosti reported that five more bodies were recovered late Wednesday in the vast heap of concrete rubble in the city of Magnitogorsk.
Russian baby rescued after nearly 36 hours in frozen rubble
MOSCOW (AP) — Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound.
It was the sound of life.
On Tuesday, to everyone's delight and surprise, they pulled a baby boy out of the rubble alive, nearly 36 hours after the disaster that blew apart his home. His father called it "a New Year's miracle."
Infant rescued from collapsed building in Russia
Building collapse leaves Russia city in shock
Russia: 4 die in building collapse; searchers race weather
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia's Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete blocks from a partially collapsed apartment building where at least four people died.
Partial building collapse briefly traps construction workers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in Philadelphia say a portion of a building adjacent to a construction site collapsed on two workers, trapping them for almost 30 minutes before they were rescued.
A spokeswoman for the city Department of Licenses and Inspections says workers had demolished a building and were working below grade on the site when a portion of the building next door collapsed Friday around 11:30 a.m.
Death toll up to 8 in Marseille building collapse
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Fire services say the body of a woman has been found in the ruins of decrepit apartment buildings in the southern French city of Marseille, bringing to eight the death toll from the collapse that sparked an outcry over substandard housing.
The body was found Friday afternoon, four days after the collapse, Marseille firefighters said.
Death toll up to 6 in Marseille building collapse
PARIS (AP) — Marseille firefighters say the death toll has risen to six in the collapse of two dilapidated apartment buildings in the southern French city with the discoveries of two men's bodies Wednesday.
The fire service has been toiling day and night with cadaver dogs to sift through the pile of rubble and beams.
2 dead after Amazon building collapse in severe weather
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people were killed when part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday.
The men worked for an outside company and not Amazon, spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said. No one else was injured when severe storms with strong winds tore through Maryland Friday evening, she said.
The Latest: Amazon: 2 contractors died in building collapse
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a section of an Amazon distribution warehouse on Baltimore (all times local):
An Amazon official says the two people killed after part of a distribution warehouse in Baltimore collapsed amid severe weather weren't employees of the online retail giant, but worked for an outside company.
Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said Saturday that no one else was injured when severe storms with strong winds tore through Maryland Friday evening.
Police say 4 killed in Bahrain building collapse
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say four people have been killed and some 20 others were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom.
The Interior Ministry said that an "old building" collapsed Tuesday in Salmaniya, a neighborhood of Bahrain's capital, Manama.
The two-story residential building reportedly housed foreign laborers.
Building collapses in Bahrain, injuring 20
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say some 20 people were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom.
The Interior Ministry said Tuesday that an "old building" collapsed in Salmaniya, a neighborhood of Bahrain's capital, Manama.
The two-story residential building reportedly housed foreign laborers.
Dry cleaning building collapses after fire in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investigators are working to determine why a building containing a dry cleaning business collapsed after an explosion and fire.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Wardrobe Spa building near 168th and Harrison streets in southwest Omaha collapsed Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported, and the business was closed Sunday.
Family accuses city of negligence after building collapse
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The family of a woman who was rescued from beneath the rubble of a collapsed Sioux Falls building has filed a lawsuit accusing the city of negligence for allowing a construction company to remove a load-bearing wall.
Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakes
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's wounds remained open Wednesday as victims, relatives and rescuers marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of last year's earthquake that killed more than 360 people and the devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead.
Firefighter hurt rescuing worker after building collapse
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter was injured while rescuing a worker from a building that partially collapsed in Indianapolis.
The fire department says that the two-story building collapsed Monday evening while two workers were preparing it for renovation. The workers reported hearing a loud crack before the structure gave way. One of the men got out safely on his own while the other was trapped on the second floor.
5 firefighters treated/assessed at New Jersey house fire
PITMAN, N.J. (AP) — Fire officials say five firefighters have been treated or assessed after injuries battling a blaze in New Jersey.
The fire in the three-story duplex in Pitman, Gloucester County was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.
Officials said three firefighters were injured when a staircase into the basement of the building collapsed. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately available.
The Latest: Latest earthquake on Indonesian island kills 2
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):
A strong earthquake Sunday on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed at least two people.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted Monday that both victims died in collapsed houses, one on Lombok and the other on neighboring Sumbawa island.
No cause found for fire before collapse, firefighter deaths
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities say the cause of a central Pennsylvania fire that preceded a building collapse that killed two firefighters earlier this year will remain undetermined.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Thursday that it has closed its investigation into the cause and origin of the March 21 fire in a former piano factory in York.
1 dead, 6 injured after building collapse in Nigeria capital
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An emergency response chief says one person is dead and six are injured after Friday's collapse of a four-story building in Nigeria's capital.
Mustapha Maihaja with the National Emergency Management Agency says one of the injured is in critical condition after the shopping complex that was under construction collapsed in Abuja.
The spokesman for the agency says rescue efforts have ended. Many people were rescued by bystanders.
Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja.
Labaran Ahman, Federal Capital Emergency Agency search and rescue chief, said Friday that many people were rescued by bystanders after the four-story building collapsed in the afternoon. He said the number of people trapped is unknown.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has died nearly two weeks after being injured when a 13-story building collapsed.
The Miami Herald reports that 46-year-old project manager Samuel Landis of AlliedBean Demolition was hit by debris as the Marlborough House condominium in Miami Beach came down July 23.
A Miami Beach Police report said Landis suffered a severed leg.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Emergency dispatchers say five people were rescued from a partial collapse of a western Pennsylvania building during a storm.
Officials in Fayette County said the building in South Union township adjacent to Uniontown collapsed shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday during heavy rain and high winds.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that two of the five were taken to a hospital after they were rescued.