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Pakistan's troops and rescue workers look for survivors amid the rubble of a damaged building following the explosion, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Police and rescuers say a powerful blast has ripped through a multistory building in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Blast in multistory building kills 3, injures 15 in Pakistan

Oct. 21, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful blast ripped through a multistory building in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others, police and rescuers said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, but it appeared to be an accidental...

4 killed in scaffolding collapse at German building site

Oct. 16, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four workers were killed when scaffolding collapsed on a building site in southern Germany on Friday, authorities said. The accident happened during work on a concrete ceiling in Denklingen, a small town in Bavaria. Police said that, in addition to the four who were killed when they fell and...

An army officer stands at the site of a landslide at a forest ranger outpost in Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in the landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

Bodies of 13 rescuers recovered from Vietnam landslide

Oct. 16, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Rescuers in Vietnam recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in a landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday. The army officers were resting at a forest ranger outpost when part of a hill collapsed...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, buildings collapsed and damaged in last year's 7.1 magnitude earthquake are seen at The Enrique Rebsamen school, in Mexico City. The owner and director of a private elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake killing 26 people, including 19 children, was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, to 31 years in prison. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz, File)

Mexico school owner gets 31 years for 2017 quake collapse

Oct. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner and director of a private elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake killing 19 children and seven adults was sentenced Wednesday to 31 years in prison. Mónica García Villegas had been convicted of charges equivalent to manslaughter in...

Residents look at a street inundated with floodwater after heavy rainfall in Hyderabad, India, India, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Record rains and heavy flooding in the southern Indian state of Telangana collapsed houses and killed more than a dozen people, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

House collapses, record rains kill 15 in southern India

Oct. 14, 2020 6:36 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Record rains and heavy flooding in the southern Indian state of Telangana collapsed houses and killed at least 15 people, police said Wednesday. Four other people were injured in Hyderabad, the state's capital, when a house's boundary wall fell on a neighboring house, which...

Military contractor charged with fraud on Africa contracts

Oct. 13, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that were so badly done some buildings collapsed, including an aircraft hangar, authorities said Tuesday. Micheline Pollock was named in a 98-count indictment...

Tenants displaced by fire at Fargo apartment building

Oct. 12, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A fire has caused heavy damage to a Fargo apartment building and left its tenants without a home. The three-alarm fire Sunday destroyed the roof of the 24-unit building and spread rapidly because of wind gusts of more than 30 mph. One firefighter received minor injuries when part of a...

Family members of a construction worker killed in a deadly construction collapse grieve Wednesday, Oct. 7 2020, at the Marathon Oil building in Houston. The building's 15-story interior precast stairwell failed Monday, collapsing on itself and crushing the three workers and injuring another. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Firefighters recover 3 killed in Houston building collapse

Oct. 7, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The bodies of three workers who were killed when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction were recovered Wednesday, the Houston Fire Department said. Firefighters spent several hours cutting through and removing material from a three-story high pile of debris to...

Construction workers place a tarp over an opening on the first level of the Marathon Oil building, that is under construction, the day after a deadly accident Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Houston. Three workers were killed Monday when a stairwell collapsed inside the high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The fire department said one injured worker was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Crews working to recover 3 dead in Houston building collapse

Oct. 6, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dozens of workers worked with structural engineers Tuesday to stabilize the collapsed portion of a Houston office building so it can be lifted and the bodies of three workers recovered. The Houston Fire Department said in a statement that its rescue teams were at the scene of the Monday...

3 dead, 1 hurt after partial building collapse in Houston

Oct. 5, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Three workers were killed Monday when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The fire department said one injured worker was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition. Firefighters were waiting...