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November 20, 1990 | Times Wire Services
A building in the early stages of construction four blocks from the White House collapsed Monday night. Three construction trailers and a van, parked on the sidewalk or in the street, tumbled into the excavation site at 14th and H streets northwest as ground at the site caved in, fire officials said. They said the apparent cause was vibrations from a faulty transformer, whose spectacular arcing could be seen for blocks.
July 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 24 people were killed and nine others injured when a seven-story building collapsed in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, officials said. At least 10 people were feared trapped in the rubble, said Gopal Shetty, a state lawmaker. The structure contained stores, a clinic and residences. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse. Rescue workers toiled through the night, pulling aside chunks of masonry with their bare hands.
September 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An old locomotive shed being demolished at a railroad station in northern India collapsed on workers, killing at least 25 people, officials said. At least nine people were hurt in the building collapse in the town of Tundla in Uttar Pradesh state, said V.K. Mittal, the state's home secretary. Three of the injured were in serious condition, he said.
February 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenage boy buried in a collapsed apartment building in Turkey was pulled alive from the rubble Sunday, six days after the disaster. A 23-year-old woman was found alive today, and rescuers were working to free her. Muhammet Kalem, 16, survived because he was trapped in a pocket formed by pulverized concrete. His father, Ahmet, had so little hope of seeing his son again that he had dug his grave. Rescuers found five more bodies in the ruins Sunday as the death toll rose to 71.
December 27, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
One worker was killed and two were injured when a building collapsed in Upper Manhattan. The three men were renovating the five-story building on West 113th Street when the top three floors collapsed. Of the two injured workers, one managed to free himself from the rubble; the other was rescued from the debris by firefighters. Both were in stable condition at a hospital.
January 7, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of men using cranes, hand tools and blowtorches pulled bodies from the rubble of a four-story building that collapsed in Mecca, and Saudi authorities said the death toll had grown to at least 76. The disaster marred Monday's start of the annual hajj pilgrimage. More than 1 million attended Friday prayers in the Grand Mosque.
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