Latest Building collapses News

In this image provided by the New York Fire Department (FDNY), firefighters work the scene after the brick facade of a vacant parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in New York. One person suffered minor injuries from falling bricks and was treated by emergency services workers. (FDNY via AP)

1 injured in partial collapse of Manhattan building facade

Jul. 8, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One person suffered minor injuries when the brick facade of a vacant parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday, officials said. Part of the parapet of the five-story building on East 38th Street collapsed shortly before noon, Deputy Fire Chief Nicholas Corrado said. One...

The scene in Bow where a 20-metre crane collapsed on to a property leaving people trapped inside, in east London, Wednesday July 8, 2020. The London Fire Brigade says a 20-meter crane has collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London. The brigade’s Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis says urban search and rescue crews are undertaking “a complex rescue operation” and using specialized equipment to search the properties on Wednesday. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Crane collapses in east London, killing 1, injuring 4

Jul. 8, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 20-meter (65-foot) crane collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London, killing one person and injuring four others, authorities said Wednesday. “Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, a fifth person has been found and died at the...

2 tremors shake Puerto Rico, latest in series of quakes

Jul. 3, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two strong earthquakes shook Puerto Rico on Friday, but there were no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. territory since late December. A tremor with magnitude-5.3 hit just southwest of the island in the afternoon, the U.S....

The remains of a multistory building that housed a health club is shown after it collapsed, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Building inspectors had ordered a halt to some construction work at the location because of structural problems just three weeks before the collapse. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Brooklyn building collapses after being cited by inspectors

Jul. 1, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A multistory health club shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic collapsed into a heap of rubble on a Brooklyn street Wednesday, three weeks after building inspectors ordered a halt to some construction work at the location because of structural problems. The three-story brick building...

People brace themselves against a wall during a 7.5 earthquake, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings Tuesday in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead

Jun. 23, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco on Tuesday killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed in a building...

Firefighters look for victims in damaged buildings in the aftermath of a tanker truck explosion near a highway in Wenling in eastern China's Zhejiang province early Sunday, June 14, 2020. More than a dozen were killed and others injured after the tanker truck veered off the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway after the explosion. (Chinatopix via AP)

18 dead, 189 hurt as tanker truck explodes on China highway

Jun. 14, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A tanker truck exploded on a highway in southeastern China on Saturday, killing 18 people and injuring at least 189 others, authorities said. The explosion caused extensive damage to nearby buildings. One photo showed firefighters hosing down a row of buildings with blown-out facades well...

People attend the funeral of the victims of a five-story residential building that collapsed in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Death toll from Pakistan building collapse rises to 22

Jun. 10, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani rescuers recovered nine more bodies from beneath the rubble of a building that collapsed earlier this week in the southern port city of Karachi, bringing the death toll to 22, officials said Wednesday. There are fears there may be more bodies. The building collapsed on...

Rescue workers stand amid the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern port city of Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Pakistani police said Tuesday that at least a dozen people were killed when the building collapsed. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan: Building collapse in Karachi kills 13 people

Jun. 9, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Tuesday that at least 13 people were killed when a building collapsed in the southern port city of Karachi the previous day. Only one body was initially recovered when the building collapsed, said senior police officer Altaf Hussain. Police said on Tuesday...

Tornado in Orlando topples trees, damages buildings

Jun. 8, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A tornado that struck the Orlando area toppled trees and damaged buildings but did not cause any deaths or injuries, authorities say. The National Weather Service said the twister had winds of at least 100 mph (160 kmh). The tornado started as a water spout on Lake Conway Saturday...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey

Jun. 5, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderate earthquake that hit southeast Turkey sent people out into the streets in panic Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The government-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the magnitude 5.0 quake was centered in the town of Poturge...