Building collapses

FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were introduced in Congress in an attempt to establish a new standard for counting deaths after a natural disaster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
June 12, 2018 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting...
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Residents look on as rescuers use a heavy digger to move rubble at the scene of a five-storey collapsed building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, June 3, 2018. An official from Kenya's Disaster Management Unit at the scene said that at least three had died, a number were injured and some were still missing, but that many residents of the building had managed to escape before the building fully collapsed. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
June 03, 2018 - 4:31 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three people have been killed when a building collapsed in Nairobi's low income residential area of Huruma, a police official and witnesses said Sunday. Pius Masai Mwachi of the National Disaster Management Unit said a rescue operation is going on after a five-story...
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A crane boom crashed into several homes, causing injuries in Lauderhill, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon, May 30, 2018, a fire official said. Authorities say at least two people were injured when the crane collapsed. Lauderhill Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jerry Gonzalez says the crane was being used to put up Florida Power and Light electric poles when it fell onto two houses. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 5:34 pm
A crane toppled on two houses in a Florida neighborhood, smashing through the roof of one of the homes and injuring at least two people Wednesday, authorities said. The crane was being used to put up Florida Power & Light electric poles when it fell on the houses, Lauderhill Fire Rescue...
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This image taken from video provided by XYZ News shows the rubble where an under-construction minaret of a Mosque fell on a neighboring home due to strong winds in Bareily, India, Monday, May 14, 2018. Five people were killed. ( XYZ News via AP) .
May 14, 2018 - 6:35 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Powerful winds and rainstorms swept across a crowded swath of northern India, demolishing houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 43 people as the winds turned the skies brown with dust and sand, officials said Monday. Most of the deaths occurred when wind and falling...
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People gather in front of the broken banks of the Patel dam near Solai, in Kenya's Rift Valley, Thursday, May 10, 2018. A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said Thursday. At least 20 of the dead were children, police said. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2018 - 12:48 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Villagers said it started with a loud rumble, then houses collapsed one by one under an approaching wall of water. "We took our children and rushed to higher ground," farmer Joseph Maina told The Associated Press. Their home was submerged and their crops were washed away but...
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May 03, 2018 - 3:29 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 72 people dead and more than 100 injured, officials said Thursday. The devastation was particularly severe on Wednesday night in Agra,...
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Firefighters work in the the rubble of a building that caught fire and collapsed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The abandoned high rise building occupied by squatters caught fire and collapsed sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
May 01, 2018 - 9:57 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — An abandoned high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said at least one person had been killed in the collapse and that...
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This May 8, 2017 photo shows the lot where One Journal Square, a twin-tower residential building in New Jersey championed by Jared Kushner, was to be constructed in Jersey City, N.J. Plans for the project are in danger of falling apart as his family's real estate company threatens legal action against a city that it says ended negotiations for no good reason. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey. Plans for a pair of gleaming, 66-story residential towers in Jersey City championed by Kushner when he was CEO of his family...
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Mike Haydon snow blows the sidewalk near his home during a storm Sunday, April 15, 2018, in southwest Rochester, Minn. A deadly storm system moving through the central and southern U.S. has dumped a thick blanket of snow on parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota and left parts of Michigan an icy mess. (Joe Ahlquist/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 7:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S...
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Emergency personnel move an injured firefighter to an ambulance after a wall collapse at the scene of a fire in York, Pa., Thursday, March 22, 2018. York officials said part of the four-story building fell on firefighters as they were looking for hot spots and investigating the cause of the fire that broke out Wednesday at the Weaver Organ and Piano factory. (John A. Pavoncello/York Dispatch via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 9:01 am
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A section of a burned-out former piano factory in Pennsylvania collapsed Thursday a day after a fire, killing two firefighters and injuring two others who were looking for hot spots and investigating the cause of the blaze. Firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony died at a...
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