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Building collapse in Beirut suburb kills 4 and rescuers are searching for others

Feb. 20, 2024 11:33 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A building collapsed in a southern suburb of Beirut late Monday, killing four people and injuring three others as rescuers searched for more people under the rubble, a paramedic official said. The building in the suburb of Choueifat crumbled after days of heavy rain....

A 5th worker is confirmed dead from a construction site collapse in Italy

Feb. 17, 2024 11:17 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A fifth construction worker was confirmed dead Saturday after a concrete beam and slabs collapsed at a supermarket building site in the city of Florence a day earlier, Italian officials said. "I’ve just been informed that rescuers have located the body of a fifth...

An accident at a construction site in Italy's Florence kills 3 workers and leaves 2 missing

Feb. 16, 2024 14:06 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An accident at a supermarket construction site in the Italian city of Florence on Friday killed at least three workers and left two others missing, local officials said. The accident happened when a reinforced concrete beam toppled over a slab of a pre-fabricated...

Idaho coroner releases names of the 3 men who were killed when a Boise aircraft hangar collapsed

Feb. 02, 2024 19:47 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The names of three Idaho men killed when an airport hangar under construction in Boise collapsed were released by the Ada County Coroner on Friday. Mariano Coc Och, 24, and Mario Sontay Tzi, 32, both of Nampa, were pronounced dead at the scene along with Craig...

Federal investigators examining collapsed Boise airplane hangar that killed 3

Feb. 01, 2024 20:58 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal investigators were working Thursday to try to determine what caused a steel airplane hangar that was under construction in Idaho to collapse the previous evening, killing three people and leaving several others badly injured. The Boise Fire Department...

3 people killed and 9 injured in hangar collapse on grounds of Boise, Idaho, airport

Feb. 01, 2024 11:36 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A hangar under construction on the grounds of the airport in Boise, Idaho, collapsed Wednesday, killing three people and injuring another nine, officials said. Five of those injured in the collapse at the Boise Airport are in critical condition, the city said in...

A Turkish family is still afraid to go home one year after deadly earthquake

Feb. 01, 2024 00:27 AM EST

ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — A year after a powerful earthquake in southern Turkey reduced hundreds of thousands of homes to rubble, Fatma Kirici lives in a tent with her husband and two grown children, afraid to return to the multistory house they fled that somehow still stands. “Our...

'Pandemic of snow' in Anchorage sets a record for the earliest arrival of 100 inches of snow

Jan. 30, 2024 20:21 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Even by Alaska standards, there is a lot of snow this winter. So much snow has fallen — so far, more than 8.7 feet (2.65 meters) — that roofs on commercial buildings are collapsing around Anchorage and officials are urging residents to break out their...

Steeple of historic Connecticut church collapses, no injuries reported

Jan. 26, 2024 07:05 AM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — An historic Connecticut church's soaring steeple and roof collapsed on Thursday, leaving a gaping hole in the top of the building and the front reduced to a heap of rubble. No deaths or injuries were reported in the collapse at the First Congregational...

Thousands still shelter in freezing weather after 7.1 quake in western China killed key livestock

Jan. 24, 2024 10:55 AM EST

UCHTURPAN, China (AP) — Aftershocks from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake continued to rock western China on Wednesday, while more than 12,000 displaced people relying on tents and shelters lit bonfires to fend off freezing weather. The quake early Tuesday in a remote part of China's...