Structural failures

People carry clothes and other supplies distributed by authorities in Thumane, western Albania, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday as the death toll climbed to 49. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
November 29, 2019 - 9:42 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday, with rescue crews limiting their efforts to a collapsed beachfront hotel in the port town of Durres as the death toll climbed to 49. Albanian, Serb and Montenegrin...
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Turkish rescuers search at a collapsed building in Durres, western Albania, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Hopes were fading Thursday of finding anyone else alive beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings in Albania two days after a deadly quake struck the country's Adriatic coast, with the death toll increasing to 40 after more bodies were pulled from the ruins. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
November 28, 2019 - 9:10 am
DURRES, Albania (AP) — Hopes were fading Thursday of finding anyone else alive beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings in Albania, two days after a deadly quake struck the country's Adriatic coast, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 750. Authorities said search and rescue...
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Rescuers from Kosovo walk in front of a damaged building as they participate in a rescue operation in Thumane, western Albania, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. A deadly earthquake struck in the coastal cities of Albania, early Tuesday, killing at least 27 people and injuring more than 650 (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 27, 2019 - 1:48 pm
DURRES, Albania (AP) — Stopping at intervals to listen for sounds of survivors, local and international rescue crews searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings Wednesday, as hopes of finding people alive waned a day after a deadly earthquake in Albania killed at least 30 and injured more...
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People work to free a young boy from a collapsed building in the coastal town of Durres, 33 kilometers (20 miles) west of the capital Tirana, after an excavator moved a broken slab of concrete and local men pulled mangled reinforcement bars out of the way. Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 16 people and injured more than 600. (Vladimir Gori via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 1:24 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Latest on a deadly earthquake in Albania (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Albania’s government has declared Wednesday a day of mourning for the country’s earthquake victims. The government says flags will be flown at half-staff in memory of the dead — at least 20 by late...
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Rescuers search at a damaged building after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Thumane, western Albania, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
November 26, 2019 - 7:31 am
THUMANE, Albania (AP) — Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was...
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Firefighters work in the area where a stretch of the Turin to Savona A6 highway collapsed following heavy rains. Rain-swollen rivers and flooded streets plagued Italy, where it has been raining, sometimes heavily, in much of the country nearly every day for about two weeks. About a 30-meter (100-foot stretch) of highway, including an overpass, near Savona, collapsed authorities, said. Rescuers could be seen searching the area, which is part of a highway linking the coastal city with Turin, for any casualties. But there were no immediate reports of injuries. (Vigili del Fuoco via AP)
November 24, 2019 - 11:14 am
ROME (AP) — At least two people were killed in France and a landslide collapsed a stretch of elevated highway in Italy, leaving cars perched perilously on a precipice as heavy rains pounded the region over the weekend, trapping travelers, downing trees and unleashing mudslides and triggering floods...
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Two large cranes from the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse come crashing down after being detonated for implosion in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the ruined building while the other crashed down. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP)
October 20, 2019 - 7:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thundering explosions toppled two cranes Sunday that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, in what city officials hailed as a success and said efforts now would focus on retrieving two bodies still inside the ruined building. The fiery...
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Workers prepare two unstable cranes for implosion at the collapse site of the Hard Rock Hotel, which underwent a partial, major collapse while under construction last Sat., Oct., 12, in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 20, 2019 - 1:27 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After two days of delays, New Orleans officials are hoping to use a series of controlled explosions Sunday to take down two cranes that have been leaning precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel. Officials had originally planned to topple the cranes Friday,...
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A ship floats on the Mississippi River by the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The Hard Rock Hotel partially collapsed last week. (Sophia Germer/The Advocate via AP)
October 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People in New Orleans were readying for officials to set off a series of controlled explosions Saturday that they hope will safely bring down two giant, damaged construction cranes that have been leaning precariously over the crumbled remains of a partially collapsed hotel. The...
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October 19, 2019 - 4:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say at least 15 people are dead after a dam at a Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers' dormitories. The Emergencies Ministry also said 13 people were unaccounted-for, Russian news agencies reported. The collapse during heavy rain...
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