6 dead in China as rain triggers landslides, house collapse

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, water flows out from a gate of the Shuikou Hydropower Station in southeastern China’s Fujian Province, Monday, June 13, 2022. Heavy rain in China has claimed several lives this week and forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. (Lin Shanchuan/Xinhua via AP)

Death toll in Iran building collapse rises to at least 38

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The death toll in a catastrophic tower collapse in southwestern Iran rose to at least 38 on Sunday, state TV reported, as emergency workers pulled another body from the rubble amid fears still more could be trapped in the destruction. It’s unclear how many more people remain unaccounted for in … Read more

More rest in Iran; building collapse death toll reaches 31

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian riot police clashed with angry protesters in the southwestern city of Abadan, according to online videos, and state-run media reported that the death toll from a building collapse there reached 31 on Monday. The official IRNA news agency said two more bodies were pulled from the rubble of an … Read more

Iran police disperse crowd gathered at collapsed building

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Police lobbed canisters of tear gas and fired in the air to disperse people gathered near the site of a collapsed 10-story building that left 28 people dead, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported. The report said people insisted on entering the site in the southwestern city of Abadan on … Read more

Death toll reaches 10 in building collapse in southwest Iran

Iranian media say the death toll from the collapse of a commercial building still under construction in southwestern Iran has reached 10, after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble in the city of Abadan ByAssociated Press May 24, 2022, 5:40 AM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TEHRAN, Iran — … Read more

Wall collapse at salt factory kills 12 in west India

Authorities say a wall collapse in a salt packaging factory in western India has killed at least 12 workers and injured another 13 ByAssociated Press May 18, 2022, 9:36 AM • 1 minute read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW DELHI — A wall collapsed in a salt packaging factory in western India … Read more

War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

KYIV, Ukraine — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 pm on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. Amid relentless bombing, … Read more

Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

The explosion that devastated Havana’s Hotel Saratoga and killed 45 people also badly damaged Cuba’s most important Baptist church, which is next door By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press May 12, 2022, 10:18 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HAVANA — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while … Read more

53 dead in China building collapse, search for trapped ends

Chinese state media say 53 people died in a building collapse one week ago in central China and 10 were rescued ByAssociated Press May 6, 2022, 2:58 AM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — A building collapse one week ago in central China killed 53 people, state media reported … Read more

Death toll rises to 26 in central China building collapse

The death toll has risen to 26 in the collapse of a building in central China ByAssociated Press May 5, 2022, 1:43 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — The death toll has risen to 26 in the collapse of a building in central China. The official Xinhua … Read more