3rd person dies in Brazil building collapse; 7 still missing
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A third victim has died from the collapse of a seven-story building in an upscale part of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, a fire department official said...
7-story building collapses in Brazil; 1 dead, others trapped
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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...
Indian police say 12 killed when house collapses in north
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 12 people were killed after a two-story house collapsed Monday in a village in north India, officials said.
Another 13 people were injured in the collapse in...
The Latest: 2nd person dead in building collapse
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local):
New Orleans' officials say a second person has been...
1 confirmed dead and 3 unaccounted for after large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 1 confirmed dead and 3 unaccounted for after large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses.
Contractor pleads guilty in 2016 death of Sioux Falls worker
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A construction company accused of breaking federal law in the death of a worker during a 2016 building collapse in downtown Sioux Falls has pleaded guilty.
No deaths, 12 rescued after Sierra Leone building collapse
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone official says 12 people have been rescued and no one was killed after a three-story building under construction collapsed.
Police: Dozens trapped as building collapses in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official in Sierra Leone says a three-story building under construction has collapsed and trapped some 50 to 60 people in the rubble.
The Latest: Rehabilitation center to be demolished
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a New Jersey rehabilitation center (all times local):
Authorities say a New Jersey rehabilitation center will be demolished...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Insurers for the developer and construction company involved in the fatal collapse of a building in downtown Sioux Falls in 2016 will pay more than $4 million to settle...
WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — The National Glass Museum in Wellington is temporarily closed after the front of the building collapsed.
The front of the museum and most of the front brick facade...
NJ man killed in Queens construction accident
NEW YORK (AP) — A construction accident has claimed the life of a 67-year-old New Jersey man in Queens.
Police say a wall inside a partially constructed building collapsed and fell on the...
Rescuers find 14 bodies after building collapse in India
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rescuers found 14 bodies and pulled out 11 survivors as they began winding down operations at the site of a dilapidated building that collapsed in India's financial capital of...
Building collapses in India; 10 dead, several feared trapped
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story dilapidated residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 10 people, an official said. Rescuers...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven soldiers were among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, officials said...
NEW DELHI (AP) — A three-story building collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, killing at least eight people, officials said Monday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia building collapsed after a truck crashed into it, but no injuries were reported.
Police say the flatbed took down a street sign and then...
Wall collapses on huts in western India, killing 16
NEW DELHI (AP) — A 4.5-meter (15-foot) high wall collapsed on a cluster of tin-roofed huts housing migrant workers and their families in western India early Saturday following heavy rains, killing...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia said Tuesday that seven people, including four Chinese nationals, have been charged with crimes related to a building collapse that killed 28...
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Rescuers on Monday found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28...
Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at...
Building under construction topples in Cambodia, killing 17
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian rescuers combing through the rubble of a collapsed seven-story building recovered the bodies of 17 construction workers and pulled out 24 injured, as...
NEW YORK (AP) — A condemned, abandoned building in midtown Manhattan has partially collapsed just days after demolition work led New York City officials to temporarily close down a pair of nearby...
At least 3 killed in China building collapse
BEIJING (AP) — At least three people were killed and four others buried in the collapse of a building in southern China on Monday, authorities said.
At least 9 trapped in Shanghai building collapse
SHANGHAI (AP) — A building that was being refurbished collapsed Thursday in downtown Shanghai, and at least nine people are trapped while 11 have been pulled from the rubble.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire has roared through a building in northern New Jersey, forcing residents to flee to safety as the structure partially collapsed.
Board faults utility’s equipment in fatal 2016 explosion
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — 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...
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.
Nigeria halts search a day after school collapses; 8 dead
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
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.