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House Collapses in Bangladesh Killing at Least Nine People

→  April 15th, 2015  →  In The News

A two-story home in central Khaka built on swampy ground collapsed killing at least 9 people.  “The bottom floor of the structure made of corrugated tin sheet collapsed in the swampy soil,” said Arifur Rahman, an official from the Bangladesh Fire Service who was involved in the rescue operation.  There were approximately 10 rooms on […]

Fire Breaks Out at a Russian Shopping Center

→  March 16th, 2015  →  In The News

A fire broke out on Wednesday the 12th at a shopping center in the Russian city of Kazan killing five.  Twenty-five people are missing and may still be under the rubble.  The fire started in a cafe on the first floor adjoining the Admiral centre.  More than 600 people were cleared from the building.  Part […]

Factory in Bangladesh Collapses Killing Four

→  March 12th, 2015  →  In The News

A cement factory collapsed in Bangladesh trapping approximately 100 and killing 4.  Rescuers pulled about 40 survivors from the debris after the factory collapsed in the port town of Mongla.  “There were about 150 people, including workers, inside the factory building when it collapsed,” said Belayet Hossain, the officer in charge of the Mongla Port […]