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Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

May. 26, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles (92...

At least 3 killed in China building collapse

May. 20, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least three people were killed and four others buried in the collapse of a building in southern China on Monday, authorities said. Framework surrounding a bar in the city of Baise in Guangxi province gave way at around 1 a.m., trapping or injuring almost 100 people. The local government...

8 people trapped in flooded mine in China's northeast

May. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say eight people remain trapped Friday in a flooded iron mine in the country's northeast. The accident comes a day after 10 people were killed when a building being refurbished in the financial hub of Shanghai collapsed. Both incidents underscore continuing problems with...

At least 9 trapped in Shanghai building collapse

May. 16, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — A building that was being refurbished collapsed Thursday in downtown Shanghai, and at least nine people are trapped while 11 have been pulled from the rubble. The building being converted into an auto showroom fell around 11:30 a.m., and the city's rescue service said 24 emergency vehicles...

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

May. 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward after forcing people from...

Experts: Human error may be cause of Seattle crane collapse

Apr. 29, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others over the weekend, experts said Monday. Based on videos of the collapse, they said it appears workers who were disassembling the construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections...

The Latest: Seattle college says student was killed by crane

Apr. 28, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a crane collapse in Seattle (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Seattle Pacific University officials say one of its students was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets. The university says in a...

Seattle college says student was among those killed by crane

Apr. 28, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A college freshman was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets, the university said Sunday. Sarah Wong, who intended to major in nursing, was in a car when the crane fell from a building under construction...

The Latest: Houses collapse as floods rise in Mozambique

Apr. 28, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth's aftermath (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The United Nations says houses have begun to collapse in parts of northern Mozambique as serious flooding begins in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth. The U.N. humanitarian agency cites a rescue team operating in a...

UN says houses start to collapse as flood waters rise in parts of Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth

Apr. 28, 2019 4:23 AM EDT
PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — UN says houses start to collapse as flood waters rise in parts of Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth.