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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 …

Deep Fire’ Slowing Rescue Effort At Collapsed Florida Condo

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A “very deep fire” hampered rescue efforts Saturday at the collapsed oceanfront condominium tower near Miami where authorities are racing to recover any survivors beneath a mountain of rubble, officials said. Rescuers were using infrared technology, …

Engineer Reported ‘Major Error’ in Construction of Condo Tower That Collapsed

A 2018 engineering report released by the city of Surfside, Florida on Saturday found a “major error” in the construction of the 12-story condominium building that collapsed on Thursday morning, leading to water infiltration that caused structural damage below the …

Families Pray for ‘Miracle’ With 159 Missing in Florida Condo Collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla. — Rescue workers scouring the debris of a collapsed condo building in a Miami suburb said they heard sounds in the rubble overnight, as officials on Friday raised the number of people unaccounted for to 159 and the …

At Least 10 Dead in Residential Building Collapse in India

NEW DELHI — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many others, officials said. Around 20-25 people are feared to be trapped under the rubble of …

Repairs to Baton Rouge Library Under Construction to Cost $2M

After concerns over stability halted construction of a Baton Rouge, La., library back in April, a new report estimates it will cost almost another $2 million to steady the building. Construction on the River Center Branch Library was halted after …

Survivor of South Dakota Building Collapse Files Lawsuit

A woman who survived beneath rubble for hours after a 2016 building collapse in Sioux Falls, S.D., is suing the developer and construction company. Emily Fodness was sleeping in an apartment above the Copper Lounge in December 2016 when Hultgren …

Family Sues Firms Involved in 2016 South Dakota Building Collapse

The family of a man who died in a 2016 Sioux Falls, S.D., building collapse has filed two lawsuits alleging the developer and construction company were responsible for the tragedy. Construction worker Ethan McMahon died Dec. 2, 2016, in the …

Termite Damage Isn’t Building Collapse for Purposes of First Party Property Coverage

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently found that an insurance company’s homeowners’ policy did not cover termite damage that did not result in the home’s collapse. The insured presented a claim for termite infestation that was discovered throughout the insured home …