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Body of Construction Worker, 30, Found After Site Collapse

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police say the body of a worker was found in the rubble of a collapse at a construction site in Pennsylvania. Trooper Megan Frazer said the body of the 30-year-old man was found at about …

3 Missing in Gas Explosion in Major North China Port City

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion after a partial building collapse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin on Tuesday morning left three people missing and 11 injured. The incident remains under investigation, but it appears to point to …

Destruction Everywhere, Help Scarce After Afghanistan Quake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the pre-dawn darkness, choking on dust as he searched for his …

Iran Building Collapse Kills 14 as Mayor and Others Detained

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 14 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city’s mayor in …

Iran Building Collapse Kills 11 as Mayor and Others Detained

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 11 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city’s mayor in …

Building Collapse Kills 5 People, Injures Many in South Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least five people were killed when a 10-story commercial building still under construction collapsed Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, state TV reported. There were fears the casualty toll could be much higher …

S.Korean Rescuers Locate Man at Collapsed Construction Site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)–South Korean rescuers on Thursday located a man under a pile of debris and broken concrete at the construction site of a 39-floor building that partially collapsed three days earlier, leaving six workers missing, officials said. Crews …

OSHA Opens Probe Into Amazon Warehouse Fatal Collapse in Illinois

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.–The U.S. workplace safety watchdog is investigating the circumstances around the collapse during Friday night’s storm of an Amazon.com Inc building in Illinois in which six workers died, an official at the U.S. Department of Labor said on Monday. …

Nigeria Building Collapse Deaths Climb to 36, Dozens Missing

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The number of bodies recovered from a collapsed high-rise apartment building in Nigeria’s most populous city has risen to 36, an emergency official told The Associated Press Thursday. Ibrahim Farinloye of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency …

Condo Searchers Eye Tropical Forecast as Effort Stretches on

SURFSIDE, Florida (AP) — Florida authorities asked the federal government for an additional rescue team to comb the rubble of a collapsed condo tower, underscoring the strenuous nature of the open-ended search for survivors in an area prone to tropical …