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Death toll hits 6 after collapse of Russian highrise

Moscow - The death toll climbed to six people on Friday after the corner section of a nine-storey residential building collapsed in the provincial city of Izhevsk, officials said.

Paperwork delay proves fatal in Italy bridge collapse

Rome - Italy's notorious bureaucracy was blamed Saturday for the death of a pensioner killed when a road bridge collapsed hours after the highway agency asked for its closure on safety grounds.

One dead, 24 injured in Tel Aviv building collapse

Jerusalem - A building collapse at a construction site in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv on Monday killed one person and injured 24, with several others trapped in rubble, police and medics said.

Casablanca building collapse kills two, woman missing

Casablanca - Rescuers on Saturday searched for a woman believed trapped under a building that collapsed in Morocco's economic capital Casablanca, killing two people and injuring 24, officials and witnesses said.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

State could bar builders of Berkeley balcony that collapsed

Sacramento - California regulators could revoke the licenses of five contractors that worked on a Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapsed last year, killing six college-age students and injuring seven others.

Building in dramatic collapse in tourist heart of Istanbul

Istanbul - A five-storey building collapsed spectacularly in a matter of moments in the heart of Istanbul Friday, sending passers-by fleeing in terror, local media reported.

No charges filed in balcony collapse that killed 6 in Berkeley

Berkeley - California prosecutors will not bring criminal charges over last year's fatal balcony collapse that killed six young people.

Giant construction crane falls onto Manhattan street, killing one

New York - One person was killed and at least three others injured Friday when a 500-foot construction crane toppled over on a normally busy Manhattan street.

BMW CEO collapses at auto show

Frankfurt - Harald Krueger, the Chief Executive Officer of BMW, collapsed during a news conference at Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany.

Washington's 'Big Four Ice Caves' closed after collapse and death

One person is dead and five others injured after the partial collapse of Washington state's popular Big Four Ice Caves Monday night in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Marblemount.

Twelve dead in China factory collapse: state media

Wenling - Twelve people died after a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 escaping on their own or being rescued.

Michelangelo's David collapsing under his weak ankles

Florentia - Michelangelo’s statue of David is risking a fatal collapse under its own, reportedly because of micro-fractures along the sculpture’s “weak ankles.”

Mumbai building collapse kills six

Mumbai - An apartment block collapsed in the Indian financial hub Mumbai on Friday, killing six people and injuring three others in the latest of a string of deadly building cave-ins, authorities said.Dozens of rescuers scoured the rubble in search of anyone st...

Ancient Pompeii wall collapses, making the third this week

A wall collapsed in the ancient Roman city Pompeii, making this the third collapse of the ancient Roman city in the past three days.

Student tragedy in S. Korea as building collapse kills 10

Gyeongju - At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an auditorium packed with students collapsed at a resort near the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, officials said Tuesday.More than 560 college students participating in a freshman or...

'Three dead, 50 trapped' in S. Korea building collapse

Gyeongju - Three college students were killed and 50 more feared trapped after an auditorium collapsed under heavy snow Monday in the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, Yonhap news agency reported.Emergency services would not confirm the reported deaths, but...

British man crushed to death in cave home in Guadix, Spain

Guadix - Guadix in the Granada area of southern Spain is famous for its cave homes, which have been occupied since the late 15th century. However, one British person who lived in one of these homes was found dead on Wednesday, as his home collapsed on top of him.

Rumors of hidden cash in building rubble get people digging

Lleida - A building began collapsing in the city center of Lleida, Spain on June 17. Two weeks ago, it finally completely gave way. This week rumors started that there was a pile of cash hidden in the pile of rubble and that's when people started digging.

Survivor found in rubble over 2 weeks after Bangladesh disaster

A survivor has been found in the ruins of the Bangladesh garment factory, which collapsed on Wednesday, 24th April, a day after the building's owner said it would last for a century.

2 dead, 14 injured in building collapse after explosion in France

Reims - In what may have been a gas explosion, an apartment building in Reims in northern France has collapsed, killing at least two people and injuring 14.

4 arrested in Bangladesh building collapse, hunt on for others

Dhaka - Arrests have begun and the hunt is on for others held responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people as a consequence of the building collapse in Bangladesh, in which some 3,000 garment workers were trapped.

40 found alive in rubble of collapsed Bangladesh building

News stations are reporting that a group of 40 people have been found alive on the 4th floor of the Bangladesh garment factory, which collapsed yesterday.

Building collapse in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - A building under construction in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has collapsed with several fatalities and many missing, including workers and children.

Watch dramatic collapse of Perito Moreno glacier bridge

Christian Grosso was visiting a glacier in Argentina's Patagonia region when he had the opportunity to witness a massive ice bridge connected to the glacier rupture and fall into the lake below, causing a big splash and wave.

Watch 5 nuclear power station towers collapse in slow motion

It seems right to say we all delight in watching structures that may have taken time to put up demolished in an instant. Note the look of delight in a kid's face as he brings down a pile of objects he spent long minutes painstakingly piling up.

Death toll in Egyptian apartment building collapse climbs to 23

Alexandria - At least 23 people have been confirmed dead after an eight-storey apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt collapsed Wednesday morning.

Sasago tunnel collapses in Japan — 2 cars crushed, people trapped

Around seven people are believed to have been trapped under rubble, following the collapse of a section of ceiling in the Sasago tunnel on the Chuo expressway in Koshu City, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan on Sunday. (Updated).

Off-campus party leads to floor collapse, dozens injured

Tallahassee - A second floor penthouse at the Seminole Grand Apartments collapsed during a party early Sunday morning, injuring 55 people.

16 missing in China tunnel collapse - 3rd collapse in 2 months

Ganzhou - Chinese state media is reporting that 16 people are trapped after a Daqing-Guangzhou Expressway tunnel in the Jiangxi Province collapsed Sunday evening.
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Water rushing out one of the chute spillways at the Mosul Dam. The concrete-lined chute exits to a s...
Water rushing out one of the chute spillways at the Mosul Dam. The concrete-lined chute exits to a ski jump section for energy dissipation.
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Rescuers attempt to located people trapped in tunnel collapse in China
Rescuers attempt to located people trapped in tunnel collapse in China
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Seepage just east and below the Mosul Dam s spillway.
Seepage just east and below the Mosul Dam's spillway.
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Helicopters had to be used to return the bodies to shore.
Helicopters had to be used to return the bodies to shore.
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The I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapse in Washington state caused three people to be injured.
The I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapse in Washington state caused three people to be injured.
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The hydroelectric power plant at Mosul Dam with four surge tanks in background.
The hydroelectric power plant at Mosul Dam with four surge tanks in background.
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A building explosion sparks a fire that spreads to two buildings in New York s East Village.
A building explosion sparks a fire that spreads to two buildings in New York's East Village.
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An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims  France causing it to collapse.
An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims, France causing it to collapse.
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Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
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A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
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Map showing interstate 10 between California and Arizona.
Map showing interstate 10 between California and Arizona.
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One driver was injured in the collapse of a bridge on Interstate 10  between California and Arizona.
One driver was injured in the collapse of a bridge on Interstate 10, between California and Arizona.
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Collapsed I−40 Bridge  near Webbers Falls  Sequoyah County  Oklahoma — in 2002.
Collapsed I−40 Bridge, near Webbers Falls, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma — in 2002.
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The Mosul Dam in Iraq.
The Mosul Dam in Iraq.
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