Building collapses

June 13, 2017 - 2:59 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses and officials in Kenya say an eight-story building has collapsed in a low-income area of Nairobi. Nairobi Police Chief Japheth Koome Tuesday that at least 10 people had been reported missing after the collapse Monday night. Hailey Akinyi, a resident in an adjacent...
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People gather outside an office building following an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 in the coastal city of Izmir, Turkey, Monday, June 12, 2017. The earthquake shook western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos Monday, scaring residents and damaging buildings, and Turkey's emergency management agency said there were no reports of casualties. (Mehmet Ozdogru/Depo Photos via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake that has affected Greece and Turkey (all times local): 9 p.m. The mayor of the Greek island of Lesbos says one woman has been found dead after her house collapsed following a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. Spyros Galinos...
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May 25, 2017 - 9:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. Mariya Plekan's attorney, Andrew Stern, announced the division of the $227 million settlement on Thursday. Lawyers for 19 people killed or injured...
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May 25, 2017 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. An attorney for Mariya Plekan announced the division of the $227 million settlement on Thursday. Plekan was expected to receive the largest...
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May 12, 2017 - 9:26 am
CONROE, Texas (AP) — Three children were killed early Friday when a burning house collapsed north of Houston and three members of the same family are critically injured, according to a sheriff's official. Montgomery County sheriff's Lt. Scott Spencer said the children ranged in age from 6 to 13...
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May 11, 2017 - 1:38 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A building wall collapsed onto guests at a wedding in western India, killing at least 24 people and injuring others, a government official said Thursday. The hundreds of guests were having dinner or assembling on the outdoor lawns when a strong dust storm blew into the area...
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May 11, 2017 - 1:34 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A government administrator says at least 24 people have died after a building wall collapsed onto guests at a wedding in western India. The hundreds of guests were having dinner or assembling on the outdoor lawns when a strong dust storm blew into the area Wednesday night, forcing...
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May 10, 2017 - 9:41 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A moderate but shallow earthquake in far western China on Thursday killed eight people and injured more than 20 others, the region's earthquake administration said. The morning quake struck in Taxkorgan county, a remote mountainous area that borders Tajikistan, Afghanistan and...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2013, file photo, Bangladeshi people gather as rescuers look for survivors and victims at the site of a building that collapsed a day earlier, in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. An international rights group says dozens of global clothing companies are not complying with a plan to ensure better safety in Bangladesh garment factories following the deadly collapse of a building four years ago. (AP Photo/A.M.Ahad, File)
April 24, 2017 - 7:38 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of global clothing companies are not complying with a plan to ensure better safety in Bangladesh garment factories following the deadly collapse of a building four years ago, a rights group said Monday. Only 29 out of 72 recently contacted companies are releasing...
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Rescuers and firefighters search for 11 missing people in the rubble of an apartment house that collapsed in Swiebodzice, Poland, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Firefighters suspect the collapse might have been caused by a gas explosion. Several people were killed and injured. (AP Photo)
April 08, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pre-World War II apartment house collapsed Saturday in southwestern Poland, leaving six people dead and four injured, authorities said. Scores of firefighters with dogs continued to search the rubble of the building in the town of Swiebodzice (Shvyeh-'boh-tchi-tseh), to make...
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