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Motorists ride past buildings collapsed in Friday's earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed a number of people in the province where rescuers intensified their work Monday to find those buried in the rubble. (AP Photo/Yusuf Wahil)

Aid effort intensifies after Indonesia quake that killed 84

Jan. 18, 2021 6:02 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 84 people on an Indonesian island where rescuers intensified their work Monday to find those buried in the rubble. More rescuers and volunteers were deployed in the...

A police officer leads a sniffer dog during a search of victims at the ruin of a building flattened by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by the magnitude 6.2 earthquake while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods. (AP Photo/Joshua Marunduh)

Indonesian teams find more bodies from quake that killed 78

Jan. 17, 2021 10:21 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers on Sunday retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a strong earthquake, raising the death toll to 78, while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods. More heavy equipment reached the...

Motorists make their way through a road affected by an earthquake-triggered landslide near Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a strong and shallow earthquake left a number of people dead and injured on Sulawesi island. (AP Photo/Yusuf Wahil)

Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia quake rescue

Jan. 16, 2021 10:12 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered rescuers after a strong earthquake left at least 49 people dead and hundreds injured on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. Operations were focused on about eight locations in the hardest-hit city...

People react as the body of a relative is retrieved from the ruin of a building at an area affected by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing a number of people. (AP Photo/Yusuf Wahil)

At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings

Jan. 15, 2021 9:20 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 42 people. More than 600 people were injured by the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in the...

Soldiers inspect the remains of a building damaged in an earthquake, in Petrinja, Croatia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. A strong earthquake has hit central Croatia and caused major damage and at least one death in a town southeast of the capital. (AP Photo)

6.3 earthquake kills 7 in Croatia, leaves others missing

Dec. 29, 2020 2:54 PM EST

PETRINJA, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in Croatia destroyed buildings and killed at least seven people Tuesday southwest of the capital, displacing scores of area residents or making them afraid to sleep indoors as emergency teams searched for those still missing by nightfall. The European...

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a building in Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Authorities in northeastern Spain say a fire has raged through an abandoned building occupied by squatters in the city of Badalona, injuring at least 17 people, including two in critical condition. Firefighters say they rescued around 30 people from windows as the building burned late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

Inferno in large squat for migrants kills 3 in Spain

Dec. 10, 2020 1:05 PM EST

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — Mamadou Dieye was talking to his family back in Senegal when he heard shouts of distress downstairs. Smoke quickly followed the screams, and in the ensuing panic Dieye watched in horror as several fellow squatters plummeted from three stories high to escape the fire billowing below. ...

Building collapses in Egypt; officials say at least 6 dead

Dec. 2, 2020 5:32 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing at least six people Wednesday, Egyptian officials said. Rescue workers were looking for any survivors trapped under rubble of the three-story building in the Moharam Bek neighborhood, an official said. The bodies...

16 Albanians charged with murder over earthquake deaths

Nov. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors indicted 16 investors, construction experts and local officials Friday on murder and other charges resulting from fatal building collapses after an earthquake a year ago. Prosecutors in the city of Durres, one of the areas most-devastated by the 6.4-magnitude...