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The Guardian   22 June 2017   Nigeria  
<p>Sir: Collapse of buildings is so rampant in Nigeria that there is hardly any day when it does not happen. This often causes loss of lives and property. This dangerous phenomenon can be caused by many factors.</p>
The Guardian   25 April 2017   Chile   Valparaiso  
<p>A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks.</p> <p>No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile&rsquo;s ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Guardian   04 April 2017   UK   UK  
<p>South African government bonds have fallen sharply this morning, matching the drop in the rand.</p><p>Shares in the country’s banks are also being hit, on worries that other credit ratings could follow S&amp;P and downgrade South Africa to Junk.</p><p>Economist ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   03 April 2017   Colombia   Americas  
<p>Colombian rescuers have been searching frantically for hundreds of missing people after the southern city of Mocoa was engulfed on Saturday by a huge landslide of mud, rocks and gushing waters that swept away homes and cars and killed more than 20 people.</p> <p>The ...
The Guardian   10 March 2017   Italy   Marche, Ancona  
<p>An Italian couple have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed on top of their car, in Italy&rsquo;s second such tragedy in just over four months.<br /><br />Police said Antonella Viviani, 54, and her husband, 60-year-old Emidio Diomede, died at the ...
The Guardian   20 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>San Joaquin river approaches flood stage as water level decreases at Lake Oroville dam after evacuations of 188,000 people last weekend.</p> <p>Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful ...
The Guardian   12 December 2016   Switzerland   Europe  
<p>Regular passenger trains start using the 35-mile Gotthard Base tunnel, which took 17 years to build.</p><p>Regular rail service through the world’s longest tunnel has begun, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.</p><p>The ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   15 November 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>The 30 metre hole was repaired in 48 hours, although health and safety checks delayed the reopening.</p> <p>A section of road in the centre of the Japanese city of Fukuoka has reopened just days after a sinkhole opened up outside a busy railway station ...
The Guardian   10 November 2016   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Seven houses have been evacuated after a sinkhole appeared in gardens in a North Yorkshire market town dubbed the sinkhole capital of Britain.</p> <p>Emergency crews were called to the 20-metre wide (66ft) hole in Magdalen&rsquo;s Road, Ripon, on Tuesday ...
The Guardian   28 September 2016   Indonesia   Asia  
<p>Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere.</p> <p>More than 1,100 others have been evacuated, the country&rsquo;s disaster agency said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards