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7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

Feb. 17, 2018 2:24 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico appeared Saturday to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months ago. The Interior Department said in a statement that 50...

Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows half-dozen cars

Feb. 15, 2018 2:25 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into a 10-meter (30-foot) -wide sinkhole that swallowed up a half-dozen cars on a residential street in Rome. No one was injured in Wednesday evening's collapse in the Balduina neighborhood, but families in nearby buildings were evacuated as a...

Building under construction collapses in India; 3 dead

Feb. 15, 2018 11:12 AM EST

BANGALORE, India (AP) — A five-story building under construction collapsed Thursday in southern India, killing at least three workers and trapping several others, a fire official said. The official, M.N. Reddi, said at least seven people have been rescued from the building, which collapsed in eastern...

Police say 7 dead in Sri Lankan building collapse

Feb. 14, 2018 7:59 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A building collapsed in a busy part of Sri Lanka's capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said firefighters and police were searching for people who might be trapped under the rubble. Police were unable to say how many...

Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital, Colombo

Feb. 14, 2018 7:40 AM EST
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital, Colombo.

Man injured in roof collapse

Feb. 12, 2018 5:09 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a roof collapse in Pennsylvania has left one man injured. Fire officials say the man was part of a two-person team dismantling a house in Blythe Township when the roof collapsed around noon Sunday. Firefighters were able to free the man from the rubble, and he was...

Taiwan earthquake toll rises to 14 dead

Feb. 10, 2018 1:59 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Search and rescue workers found the bodies of two people believed to be members of a Chinese family trapped in a partially collapsed hotel in Taiwan on Saturday, bringing the death toll from this week's earthquake to 14. Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center announced that...

Hopes fading of finding more survivors in Taiwan earthquake

Feb. 9, 2018 3:09 AM EST

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Hopes of finding additional survivors from this week's earthquake in Taiwan were fading Friday after two more bodies were found in a partially collapsed hotel and no signs detected of a missing family of five. Rescuers broke through to a room in the Beauty Inn where the couple...

Rescuers comb Taiwan quake rubble for remaining 7 missing

Feb. 8, 2018 6:35 AM EST

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in Taiwan continued their search for survivors in a dangerously tilted building Thursday, more than a day after it was damaged in an earthquake that shook the island's east coast and killed at least 10 people. The Yunmen Tsuiti building was one of several damaged by late...

6 dead, 76 missing after strong quake hits Taiwan

Feb. 7, 2018 10:47 AM EST

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan's east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 76 could not be contacted following the quake. At least four midsized buildings in...