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Quake hits northwest Greece, causing damage but no injuries

Mar. 21, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck northwestern Greece in the early hours of Saturday, causing damage to buildings but no reported injuries. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake occurred at 2:49 a.m. local time (0049 GMT), with an epicenter 11...

Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause

Mar. 15, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people and sparking search-and- rescue efforts to save people still trapped in collapsed buildings, emergency officials said. The explosion in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos was heard several...

In this March 8, 2020, photo, rescuers pull a young child out from the rubbles of a collapsed hotel on a stretcher in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. Several have been killed and others trapped when in the collapsed Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Sunday. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Several detained in China over quarantine building collapse

Mar. 12, 2020 4:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have taken several people into custody as part of their investigation into the collapse of a coronavirus quarantine facility that killed 29 people. Officials told reporters that preliminary investigations had shown “serious problems exist in the construction,...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers search for victims at the site of a hotel collapse in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Several people were killed and others trapped in the collapse of the Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Sunday. (Lin Shanchuan/Xinhua via AP)

Man rescued after 69 hours in rubble of fallen China hotel

Mar. 11, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A man was pulled out alive after being trapped for 69 hours under the rubble of a collapsed virus quarantine hotel in southeastern China in which at least 27 other people died and two remain missing. The official Xinhua News Agency said the man was sent to hospital immediately after being...

In this March 9, 2020 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers place a boy pulled from the rubbles of a collapsed hotel on a stretcher in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. Several have been killed and others trapped when in the collapsed Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Sunday. (Zeng Demeng/Xinhua via AP)

Mom, son safe after 52 hours trapped in China hotel rubble

Mar. 10, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A 10-year-old boy and his mother have been rescued 52 hours after being trapped in the collapse of a virus quarantine site in southeastern China where 20 people have died. Video released by rescuers showed the two being pulled from the debris of the hotel that collapsed on Saturday. The...

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed five-story hotel building in Quanzhou city in southeast China's Fujian province Saturday, March 7, 2020. The hotel used for medical observation of people who had contact with coronavirus patients collapsed in southeastern China on Saturday, trapping dozens, state media reported. (Chinatopix Via AP)

10 dead, 23 missing as hotel in China virus fight collapses

Mar. 8, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 10 people were killed in the collapse of Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Sunday. The sudden collapse of the building in the southeastern city of Quanzhou on Saturday...

Rescuers evacuate an injured person from the rubble of a collapsed hotel building in Quanzhou city in southeast China's Fujian province Saturday, March 07, 2020. The hotel used for medical observation of people who had contact with coronavirus patients collapsed in southeastern China on Saturday, trapping dozens, state media reported. (Chinatopix Via AP)

4 dead in collapse of Chinese hotel used for virus control

Mar. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — At least four people were killed in the collapse of hotel in southeastern China that was being used for medical observation of people who had arrived from areas hit by the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Sunday. The sudden collapse of the building on Saturday evening trapped 71...

Mud houses collapse in heavy rains killing 17 in NW Pakistan

Mar. 7, 2020 11:18 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains in northwest Pakistan caused scores of mud houses to collapse, killing at least 17 people, mostly children, and injuring over 30 others, a disaster management official said Saturday. Taimoor Khan, spokesman for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province disaster management...

Building collapses in Pakistani port city, killing 11 people

Mar. 5, 2020 12:28 PM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A multistory building that was being expanded in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi collapsed Thursday, killing at least 11 people, including women and children, officials said. Several people were still trapped under the building's rubble late Thursday. The building also...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, left, prays with Kayla Cowen, right, as Cowen looks through rubble in hopes of finding a neighbor Tuesday, March 3, 2020, near Cookeville, Tenn. Lee was touring damaged areas and met Cowen as she was searching. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and burying people in piles of rubble and wrecked basements. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Death toll from Tennessee tornadoes climbs to at least 24

Mar. 3, 2020 8:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rescuers searched through shattered Tennessee neighborhoods for bodies Tuesday, less than a day after tornadoes ripped across Nashville and other parts of the state as families slept. At least 24 people were killed, some in their beds, authorities said. The twisters that struck in...