Latest Building collapses News

At least 4 killed in southern China dormitory collapse

Nov. 23, 2021 00:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — At least four people have died in the partial collapse of a workers’ dormitory in the southern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media report. Part of the six-story building in the province’s Ganjiang New District tumbled down Monday evening, they...

Mercer Bailey, who spent 47 years with AP, dies

Nov. 22, 2021 12:35 PM EST

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Mercer Bailey, whose 47-year career with The Associated Press began with the use of Morse Code and concluded in the early days of the internet, has died of complications from COVID-19. Bailey's family said he died Saturday at a hospital in Belton,...

Historic downtown Miami courthouse to open after inspection

Nov. 21, 2021 13:14 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The historic courthouse in downtown Miami is set to reopen after an engineering inspection spurred by the collapse of a nearby beachfront condominium. The 27-story Dade County Courthouse, built in 1928, never completed its required 40-year safety...

Heavy rains in southern Indian state kill 17, dozens missing

Nov. 20, 2021 06:18 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — At least 17 people have died and dozens are reported missing in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after days of heavy rains, authorities said Saturday. The state has been hit by intense torrents since Thursday, sparking massive floods...

Lawsuit: Florida condo collapse triggered by building work

Nov. 17, 2021 10:10 AM EST

Construction of a luxury building next door triggered the collapse of an already fragile Florida condominium that killed 98 people in June, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday on behalf of Champlain Towers South victims and family members, contends...

Turkey: Debris from collapsed building cleared after rescues

Nov. 10, 2021 12:18 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Workers used excavators to begin clearing debris from the site in eastern Turkey where a two-story building collapsed, injuring 13 people, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday. The building, which housed a coffee house and other shops,...

Building collapses in eastern Turkey, some may be trapped

Nov. 09, 2021 15:50 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers in Turkey were searching for people trapped under the rubble of a building that collapsed Tuesday in eastern Turkey. The governor of Malatya province, Aydin Barus, said 15 people were thought to be in the two-story building at the time of...

From ground to sky, US condo collapse probe gaining steam

Nov. 08, 2021 17:17 PM EST

From the soils underground to eyes in the sky, the federal probe into the deadly collapse of a Florida condominium building is gaining steam but is far from completion, officials said Monday. The National Institute of Standards and Technology did not provide any firm...

Death toll in Nigeria building collapse rises to 43

Nov. 05, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Seven more bodies have been recovered from a high-rise apartment building that collapsed while under construction in Lagos, bringing the death toll to 43, a Nigerian Red Cross official said. Among the dead is Femi Osibona, a director of Fourscore...

Fire guts building at Los Angeles Koreatown strip mall

Nov. 05, 2021 03:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 100 firefighters battled a fire that collapsed the roof of a shopping center in Koreatown Thursday night, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. The blaze erupted in a building in a one-story strip mall on Vermont Avenue shortly...