Disasters
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Deadly tornado hits Havana

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 1/28/19, 11:33 am

Heavy rains and a tornado caused at least three deaths and about 170 injuries in Havana on Sunday night. The natural disaster occurred in the eastern part of the Cuban capital and left much of the city without power. Floodwaters trapped cars already crushed by fallen trees, and the seven-story Daughters of Galicia Hospital for new and expectant mothers evacuated all patients after the storm sucked out many of its windows.

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Dozens dead, hundreds missing in Brazil dam break

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/28/19, 11:01 am

The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southeastern Brazil rose to 60 Monday morning, with close to 300 people still missing, according to authorities. Rescue efforts continued into Monday after the search was called off for about 10 hours on Sunday over fears that a second dam might give way. Authorities told an estimated 24,000 people to get to higher ground, but by that afternoon, engineers said the second dam was no longer at risk.

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At least 33 dead after building collapse in Russia

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/02/19, 11:13 am

Search crews are still pulling bodies from the rubble of an apartment building in Magnitogorsk, Russia, that collapsed Monday. At least 33 people are dead, including a 3-year-old girl found on Wednesday. Authorities said eight people who lived in the building are still unaccounted for, including several children. A section of the 10-story apartment building collapsed early Monday morning in the city of about 400,000 people located 870 miles southeast of Moscow. The collapse followed an explosion believed related to a gas leak.

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