Disasters
Associated Press/Photo by Andre Penner

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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Evacuations and warnings continue for Indonesian volcano

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/28/18, 10:08 am

Bad weather and a column of ash are hampering efforts to monitor Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau island volcano, and officials are concerned it could it could trigger another tsunami. On Friday, authorities said the search for victims of Saturday’s tsunami would extend into January. Residents of nearby islands have been told to stay away from the coastline after an eruption on Anak Krakatau caused a tsunami last weekend, killing at least 426 people and displacing 40,000 others.

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