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Rescuers scour rubble as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 18

Jun 23, 2019 - 1:37 PM

(UPDATED) 'At around 4am there was a loud 'bang'... my floor trembled, suddenly the building went down. I was crushed by debris from my waist down,' says survivor Phat Sophal

BUILDING COLLAPSE. Cambodian rescue workers on June 23, 2019, picked through the rubble of a collapsed Chinese-owned building in a desperate search for survivors after the construction site accident killed at least 17 people. Photo by Sun Rethy Kun/AFP

7 dead in Cambodia building collapse

Jun 22, 2019 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Four people are detained in connection with the accident, including the Chinese building owner, the head of the construction firm, and the contractor

Rescue workers use an earthmover to clear debris after an under-construction building collapsed in Sihanoukville June 22, 2109. - At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed in a Cambodian beach resort early on June 22, officials said, with fears dozens more may be buried in the rubble. (Photo by Ly LAY / AFP)

Death toll now 20 in Lagos building collapse – state gov't

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:48 PM

'Twenty people were killed and 45 people were treated in different hospitals,' says Lagos State health commissioner Jide Idris

RESCUE. Emergency personnel rescue a child at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019. File photo by Segun Ogunfeyitimi/AFP

Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 17

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Turkish media says 3 of the 8 floors had been illegally built – a common practice in the metropolis of some 15 million people

COLLAPSED. Rescuers work at the site of a building that collpased in Istanbul's Kartal district on February 6, 2019. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Anger grows after deadly French building collapse

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:51 AM

As many as 8 people are feared to have been killed when the buildings crumbled in a matter of seconds on Monday morning, November 5, in Noailles

BUILDING COLLAPSE. This handout photo released by BMPM/SM shows firemEn and a dog searching at the site where two buildings collapsed, on November 5, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO / BMPM/SM / Loic AEDO

Indian building collapse kills 3, with 12 missing

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:10 AM

(UPDATED) Three bodies are pulled so far from under tons of concrete and metal from the building, which was still under construction when it gave way late Tuesday in Greater Noida just east of the capital

COLLAPSE. Members of India's National Disaster Response Force, along with local police, search for victims after an under construction building collapsed in the village of Shah Beri village in Greater Noida, a satellite town east of the Indian capital, in Uttar Pradesh on July 18, 2018. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

44 reported missing in Sao Paulo blaze building collapse

May 02, 2018 - 10:38 PM

There was no indication whether the large number of missing were considered likely to have been killed and buried under the rubble, or whether they simply were not there at the time

DEADLY BLAZE. This handout photo released by the Sao Paulo Fire Department on May 1, 2018 shows flames engulfing a building in the city center of Sao Paulo. Photo handout/Sao Paulo Fire Department/ AFP

Building collapse kills 10 in central India

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Local media reports say the collapse took place after a car drove into the building's front portion

ANOTHER COLLAPSE. India is infamous for its deadly building collapses that usually claim the lives of many people

Building collapse in south India kills 8

Oct 20, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Emergency workers manage to rescue 3 of the workers from the collapsed 60-year-old, two-story office block. They are being treated for their injuries at a government-run hospital.

Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 33

Sep 01, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Officials say 22 men 8 women and 3 children died when the residential building gave way on Thursday morning August 31

MORE DEATHS. Indian firemen carry the body of a victim out of the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai on August 31, 2017. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Mumbai building collapse kills 18 after heavy rains

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:50 PM

3rd UPDATE The 4 story residential building gave way around 08:40 am local time 0310 GMT in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar after heavy rains in the city

COLLAPSE ZONE. Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai on August 31, 2017. Punit Paranjpe/AFP

India building collapse kills 4, more feared trapped

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A rescue operation will continue overnight since there are some 30 more who are feared trapped under the debris

Building collapse in Tel Aviv leaves several trapped

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED United Hatzalah medical service said firefighters and rescue teams are working to extricate those believed missing

Baby girl rescued 4 days after Kenya building collapse

May 03, 2016 - 5:10 PM

UPDATED The baby s father calls the recovery of his 7 month old daughter a miracle

epa05285768 Local residents walk next to a collapsed building in the Huruma estate of Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 01 May 2016. The search and rescue operation continued on 01 May, after a six-storey residential building collpased on 29 April amid heavy rain. The death toll has risen to 16 according to the National Disaster Management Unit. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the scene on 30 April and ordered the arrest of the owner of the building. A total of 69 people are still unaccounted for while 135 people have been rescued from the rubbles, according to the local media. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Death toll in Kenya building collapse reaches 16

May 01, 2016 - 9:55 PM

Two neighboring buildings are also declared unsafe and evacuated

epa05285590 Local residents look at a collapsed building across the river as rescue operation continues in the Huruma estate of the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 01 May 2016. The search and rescue operation continued on 01 May, after a six-storey residential building collpased on 29 April amid heavy rain. The death toll has risen to 16 according to the National Disaster Management Unit. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the scene on 30 April and ordered the arrest of the owner of the building. A total of 69 people are still unaccounted for while 135 people have been rescued from the rubbles, according to the local media. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

19 hurt as blast, then fire bring down New York buildings

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED The cause of the incident is under investigation but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the initial impact appears to have been caused by plumbing and gas work at the site

COLLAPSE. Firefighters respond to an explosion and partial building collapse, in lower Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, 26 March 2015. Andrew Gombert/EPA

Cairo building collapse kills 17 – emergency services

Nov 25, 2014 - 11:40 PM

Investigators suspect the collapse is the result of illegally adding two floors to a 7 story building

RESCUE. Egyptian rescue workers inspect the site where an apartment building collapsed in Matareya, Cairo, Egypt, 25 November 2014. Photo by EPA

Nigeria preacher says cooperating after fatal building collapse

Sep 18, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Popular televangelist TB Joshua denied lack of cooperation and stuck to his theory of possible aerial sabotage A total of 80 people were killed

COLLAPSE. Rescue workers clear away mattresses used by occupants of the collapsed guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) at Ikotun in Lagos on September 17, 2014. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Death toll hits 57 from Nigeria building collapse

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:12 PM

A total of 131 people were injured in the collapse of the hostel which housed Nigerian and foreign followers of preacher and televangelist TB Joshua

Death toll in Paris building explosion climbs to 7

Sep 01, 2014 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED Rescue workers are now combing the site with sniffer dogs and mechanical diggers in a bid to find one more person unaccounted for a man in his 50s who lived on the ground floor

Rescue workers remove the body of a victim from rubble and debris at night at the site of a building collapse in Rosny sous Bois, near Paris, France, 31 August 2014. Etienne Laurent/EPA

16 feared dead after Thai building collapse

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Police have arrest warrants for two project engineers the site foreman and the owners of both the construction company and the accommodation block

At least 11 killed, others trapped in India building collapse

Jun 29, 2014 - 9:33 PM

The accident is the second deadly building collapse in India in one day

Death toll from India building collapse climbs to 17

Jan 06, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Chances of finding survivors are slim given the length of time since the accident

Scores hurt in London theater collapse

Dec 20, 2013 - 7:07 AM

UPDATED The Apollo Theatre s ceiling collapsed during a show injuring scores of people

COLLAPSE. Emergency services personnel use a hydraulic lift to investigate the cause of a ceiling collapse at a theater in Central London. LEON NEAL/AFP PHOTO

Latvian leader dubs supermarket cave-in 'murder'

Nov 23, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Hope is dwindling in finding survivors from the Maxima supermarket after its roof caved in the worst disaster since Latvian independence in 1991

Death toll of Latvia supermarket collapse mounts to 45

Nov 22, 2013 - 11:16 PM

2nd UPDATE At least 51 people have died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in Latvia making it one of Europe s worst roof disasters of the last 30 years

COLLAPSE. Rescuers search for survivors at the scene where the Maxima supermarket roof collapsed in Riga on November 22, 2013. Photo from AFP

Floor collapses; Megan Young unhurt in Haiti

Nov 05, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Miss World chairperson Julia Morley is badly injured and suffers from a significant fracture on her hip

BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. Miss World 2013 Megan Young laughing with the children from the orphanage just moments before the collapse. Photo from Miss World website

Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 45

Sep 28, 2013 - 2:48 PM

3rd UPDATE A 5 story apartment collapses leaving at least 45 dead Others may trapped under the rubble

TRAPPED. While 28 people are reported to have died after the collapse of a building in Mumbai, more people are feared to be trapped beneath the rubble. Photo from Agence France-Presse

7 dead, dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Sep 27, 2013 - 1:13 PM

4th UPDATE By sunset rescue workers managed to pull out more than 40 survivors from the debris of the flattened block owned by the city s civic administrative body the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

BUILDING COLLAPSE. A 5-story building in Mumbai collapsed, potentially trapping dozens. AFP PHOTO/Indranil Mukherjee

Top retailers, unions to inspect Bangladesh factories

Jul 08, 2013 - 7:51 AM

This is part of a legally binding agreement signed in the wake of the April collapse of the Rana Plaza complex which killed 1 129 people

COLLAPSE ZONE. Bangladeshi Army personnel and civilian volunteers work on the scene at a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

Five killed in latest Mumbai building collapse

Jun 22, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The collapse that killed five people happened just a week after a five storey apartment also killed ten in central Mumbai

Bangladesh suspends factory inspectors over disaster

Jun 09, 2013 - 11:10 PM

A probe found inspectors had renewed licences sometimes without even visiting the factories housed in the Rana Plaza building that collapsed in April

COLLAPSE ZONE. Bangladeshi Army personnel and civilian volunteers work on the scene at a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

Cambodia shoe factory collapse kills at least one - police

May 16, 2013 - 10:36 AM

A ceiling collapse at a Cambodian shoe factory killed at least one worker on Thursday May 16 police said

Bangladesh death toll passes 500

May 03, 2013 - 5:08 PM

UPDATED The use of cranes and bulldozers to cut through the mountain of concrete and mangled steel had speeded up the recovery of bodies from the lower floors

Bangladeshi rescuers work as Bangladeshi Army personnel begin the second phase of the rescue operation using heavy equipment after an 8-storey building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Bangladesh disaster puts pressure on fashion stores

May 01, 2013 - 2:15 PM

Bustling high street retailers are routinely accused of turning a blind eye and making a fortune off the backs of cheap laborers working in dangerous conditions

Bangladeshi rescuers work as Bangladeshi Army personnel begin the second phase of the rescue operation using heavy equipment after an 8-storey building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Bangladesh defends disaster effort as anger grows

Apr 30, 2013 - 3:02 PM

Bangladesh defended its decision to snub foreign aid after the collapse of a factory complex as anger flared at the recovery operation and towards the building s owner

Bangladeshi rescuers work as Bangladeshi Army personnel begin the second phase of the rescue operation using heavy equipment after an 8-storey building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Cranes clear Bangladesh disaster site as hopes fade

Apr 29, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Cranes began clearing the wreckage of a ruined garment factory complex in Bangladesh on Monday April 29

Bangladesh death toll reaches 250

Apr 25, 2013 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED Hundreds of thousands of garment workers walk out of their factories to protest the deaths

COLLAPSE ZONE. Bangladeshi Army personnel and civilian volunteers work on the scene at a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

At least 60 dead in Bangladesh building collapse: official

Apr 24, 2013 - 2:35 PM

UPDATE Armed with concrete cutters and cranes hundreds of fire service and army rescue workers were digging through rubble to pull out trapped people

38 dead in India building collapse

Apr 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The building collapsed while under construction