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Developers, family discuss memorial for collapse victims

Sep. 19, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

Developers and city officials pushed back on family members' expectations during a meeting held Monday to discuss a memorial for 98 people who died last year when a beachfront Florida condominium building collapsed. Surfside Mayor Shlomo Danzinger hosted representatives from DAMAC...

Strong quake kills 1, knocks house, derails train in Taiwan

Sep. 19, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. One person died and nine...

Strong quake hits Taiwan, topples house, halts rail traffic

Sep. 17, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday evening, toppling objects from store shelves, collapsing a house and interrupting rail service on the island, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, media reported. Taiwan's Central News...

Jordan calls off rescue efforts in deadly building collapse

Sep. 17, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian officials Saturday said they halted rescue efforts at the ruins of a collapsed four-story building after pulling out the 14th and what is believed to be final victim of the disaster. It wasn't clear what caused the collapse Tuesday of the building in...

Death toll from building collapse in Jordan climbs to 13

Sep. 16, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a four-story building in Jordan's capital this week has climbed to 13, with rescuers still searching for a missing woman, the country's Public Security Directorate said on Friday. It's not clear what caused the collapse on...

12 die under collapsed structures amid heavy rains in India

Sep. 16, 2022 03:56 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Heavy rains flooded hundreds of homes, knocked out power and collapsed structures in northern India, causing 12 deaths and more injuries, officials said Friday. Schools were closed for the day in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital, where the...

Death toll in Jordan building collapse rises to 10

Sep. 15, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian rescue teams pulled another body from the rubble of a collapsed building in the capital on Thursday, bringing the death toll from the incident to 10. It remained unclear what caused the collapse of the four-story residential building in Amman on...

Jordan responders rescue infant from collapsed building

Sep. 14, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian teams on Wednesday rescued an infant and worked to save others from the rubble of a collapsed building, as officials said they had arrested three people in connection to the disaster. State media said at least nine people were killed and others...

Remains of collapsed tower in Iran fall during demolition

Sep. 14, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Remaining parts of a building that collapsed in May killing 41 people in southwestern Iran have imploded during demolition work, according to Iranian state media. A local official with the Red Crescent Society, Vahid Shabani said there were injuries after...

Judge appoints mediator in Hard Rock Hotel collapse lawsuits

Sep. 12, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans judge has brought in a mediator to try to work out a settlement with hundreds of people who claim damage from collapse of part of a hotel under construction nearly three years ago. Plaintiffs say they were injured, a loved one killed, or their...