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Home Collapses Into Ocean on North Carolina's Outer Banks

Other homes collapsed in same area last year

(Newser) - A house collapsed into the ocean Monday on the string of islands just off the coast of North Carolina, according to US National Park Service officials. Officials warned visitors to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the state's Outer Banks to watch out for debris from a collapsed one-story...

Notice to Miami Beach Condo Residents: Get Out Now

14-story complex deemed unsafe, evacuated is down the street from Surfside condo that collapsed

(Newser) - Residents of a Miami Beach, Fla., building on the same street where a condominium collapse killed nearly 100 people last year were forced to evacuate on Thursday evening after officials determined the structure was unsafe and gave orders to leave. Miami Beach spokesperson Melissa Berthier said around 4pm Thursday that...

Fire, Then Building Collapse Kills Philly Firefighter

4 other firefighters and a city inspector were pulled from the rubble and are now in stable condition

(Newser) - One firefighter has died after being trapped in a building that caught fire in Philadelphia and then collapsed early Saturday, fire officials said. The fallen firefighter wasn't immediately identified, but Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said he was a 27-year department veteran, per the AP . Four other firefighters and...

2 Days After Building Collapse, a Dramatic Rescue

Woman pulled from rubble in China, but dozens are feared dead

(Newser) - A woman was rescued Sunday from the rubble of a building in central China more than 50 hours after it collapsed, state media said. Separately, police arrested nine people, including the building owner, on suspicion of causing a major liability accident, the official Xinhua News Agency said, per the AP...

Building Collapse in Upscale Lagos Area Kills at Least 3

Dozens more are missing, authorities say

(Newser) - A 21-story apartment building under construction collapsed in an upscale area of Nigeria's largest city, killing at least three people and leaving dozens more missing, officials and witnesses said on Monday. Lagos Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu confirmed the deaths, but added that three survivors had been pulled from the...

Condo Inspector Under Microscope for What He Knew, and When

Surfside's ex-head building inspector told residents in 2018 the condo seemed to be 'in very good shape'

(Newser) - The difficult work continues for search and rescue teams sifting through the rubble where a Florida condominium complex collapsed last week, which has left at least 20 dead and 128 missing as of Friday morning, per the AP . Now, records show that the former chief building inspector in the city...

Condo Collapse Rescuers Heard Woman, Couldn't Save Her

'The wind was knocked out of our guys,' supervisor said

(Newser) - Miami-Dade firefighter Lt. Obed Frometa also serves as a chaplain, and he says the Surfside condo collapse is taking a heavy toll on rescuers. One such example: In the hours after the building collapsed last Thursday, rescuers were in contact for hours with a woman they were unable to save,...

Rescue Work Is Halted at Florida Condo

Fears mounting that remaining part of complex could fall

(Newser) - Rescue work at the collapsed Florida condo came to a halt on Thursday amid fears that another collapse is imminent. There was no immediate word on how long the delay might last. The Miami Herald reports that search and rescue teams began hearing ominous sounds overnight from the section of...

Most Condo Board Members Quit After 2019 Repairs Dispute

Plus, a chilling video, taken moments before Surfside building's collapse

(Newser) - As the search for survivors continues in Surfside, Fla., now with the help of robots , records show that five out of the seven members of the Champlain Towers South condo's board quit in the fall of 2019 after infighting over a report indicating structural damage. After that 2018 report...

After Series of Tragedies, Man Sought New Start in Condo

Among the missing is a widower who sought a fresh start in Florida

(Newser) - Another four bodies were found in the rubble of Champlain Towers South Tuesday night, bringing the death toll in the Florida building collapse to 16—with 147 people still unaccounted for. Among the missing is 52-year-old Harry Rosenberg, a former New York resident who moved to Florida for a fresh...

Surfside Resident on Close Call: 'I Should Have Been There'

Jay Miller, who traveled to Philly before Florida condo collapse, talks about his survivor's guilt

(Newser) - As a risky search for 150 missing people continues in Surfside, Fla., where the Champlain Towers South condo building collapsed Thursday, killing at least 11, one of the complex's residents is 1,200 miles away in Pennsylvania, grateful he left for his annual trip up north before the building...

Video of Florida Building Collapse Points to Possible Origin

Experts weigh in on a possible 'failure point' in Surfside tragedy

(Newser) - Engineers who have watched surveillance footage of last week's building collapse in Surfside, Fla., are pointing to the possibility of a "progressive collapse" starting in the lowest part of the condominium complex and setting off a chain reaction that led to half of the 13-story building pancaking onto...

Frustrated at Search, Families to Visit Site of Condo Collapse

Death toll has reached 9, officials say

(Newser) - The death toll in the collapse of a condo building in Florida has reached nine, officials said Sunday. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a press conference that one person died at the hospital and eight were found at the site of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, CNN...

Similar Tower Should Be Evacuated, Mayor Says

Fire and smoke impede search for survivors in building's rubble

(Newser) - A fire smoldering deep in the wreckage of the collapsed condo building in Florida is creating air-quality issues for rescue crews. Smoke has become the biggest hinderance in finding the source of the fire, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Saturday, adding that the crews working in the rubble of...

Before Collapse, Condo Had 'Major Structural Damage'

Concrete structural slab below building's pool deck was said to need extensive repairs

(Newser) - The oceanfront condominium building that collapsed near Miami had "major structural damage" to a concrete structural slab below its pool deck that needed to be extensively repaired, according to a 2018 engineering report on the building. The report was among a series of documents released by the city of...

With 'Remarkable Strength,' Injured Surfside Mom Saves Daughter

Angela Gonzalez plummeted 4 floors, broke pelvis in condo collapse, then yanked teen out of rubble

(Newser) - As the search for survivors continues after a deadly condo collapse near Miami that has left at least four dead and more than 150 missing, one story in particular is standing out for a resident's "remarkable strength and determination," per CBS Miami . That resident is Angela Gonzalez,...

51 Unaccounted for After Florida Condo Collapse
Professor: Condo Building
Was Sinking Since 1990s
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Professor: Condo Building Was Sinking Since 1990s

Nearly 100 people unaccounted for after collapse in Florida

(Newser) - It may take days for the numbers to crystallize after part of a condo building collapsed overnight near Miami, but authorities on Thursday were focusing on a harrowing number: 99 people are unaccounted for, reports the Miami Herald and Washington Post . Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman says that doesn't necessarily...

Florida Condo Building Crumbles: 'It Felt Like an Earthquake'

At least one dead, 8 injured after Champlain Towers South condo partially collapses

(Newser) - Search and rescue efforts continue after a condo tower partially collapsed overnight in the town of Surfside, Fla., just north of Miami Beach. Sources tell CBS Miami that at least one person has died, while ABC11 reports at least eight have been hospitalized with injuries, with one person said to...

Building Collapse Buries Bus, Killing 9

Search for survivors underway after S. Korea disaster

(Newser) - At least nine people were killed in South Korea when a building suddenly collapsed during the demolition process, sending debris onto a busy street. Authorities say the collapse of the five-story building buried a bus carrying 17 people, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. Nine people on the bus died, and...

Apartment Collapse Kills 18
Apartment Collapse Kills 18

Apartment Collapse Kills 18

Crews work through the rubble of 9-story building in Cairo

(Newser) - A nine-story apartment building collapsed early Saturday in Cairo, killing 18 people and injuring at least 24. State newspaper Al-Ahram said that search-and-rescue workers recovered the bodies over the course of the day. Excavators could be seen digging through the debris in the el-Salam neighborhood on Saturday morning. Police cordoned...

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