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1 day ago
Since September, the name Evergrande has caused panic on stock exchanges around the world. Paralysed by $300 billion in debt (€260 billion), or the equivalent of 2 percent of Chinese GDP, the country's second-largest real estate developer is now threatening Chinese growth. Evergrande has more than 1,300 construction projects across China, as well as financial products, electric cars, livestock, bottled water and even a football club.
9 Nov
At least 18 people were killed on Sunday in an artisanal gold mine collapse in southern Niger, the local mayor said on Monday. The disaster took place in the southern Maradi region, near the border with Nigeria. The death toll is likely to rise, said the mayor of the commune of Dan Issa, Adamou Guero, . The Governor of the Maradi region, Aboubacar Chaibou, visited the site on Monday and promised better working conditions for people at the sire.
2 Nov
A high-rise collapses in Lagos, Nigeria with dozens feared trapped inside. Rescue efforts are underway, in a search for construction workers caught in the wreckage. And African leaders say Time's Up when it comes to fighting climate change at the Cop26 Summit in Glasgow. The leader of the Seychelles said his country was 'already gasping for survival' and was 'scared of rising sea levels'.
18 Aug
US President Joe Biden acknowledged that the Afghan government collapsed more quickly than he expected even as he defended his decision to withdraw troops. "I always promised the American people that I will be straight with you. The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated," Biden says in a national address.
11 Jul
Firefighters had to free people from debris after the balcony they were standing on fell to the ground. One member of the group is in a life-threatening condition.
5 Jul
As Hurricane Elsa approaches Florida, hopes for Surfside collapse survivors have dimmed. Another building was evacuated after it was deemed unsafe.
2 Jul
US President Joe Biden's visit to the site of a partial condominium collapse in Miami came as the search-and-rescue effort came to a halt yet again, this time over fears about the stability of the remaining structure.
14 Oct 2020
This is an insight into the cause of the building collapse in Lagos after rescue operations and investigations.
6 Dec 2019
A rescue operation is underway in the Kenyan capital after a residential building collapsed. Two people were confirmed dead and an unknown number are feared to be trapped under the rubble despite rescue efforts.
7 Nov 2019
The one person trapped in the rubble of a two-story building that collapsed in Ikoyi has been brought out dead while four others are injured.
24 Jun 2019
Three people have been confirmed killed in a building collapse in Cambodia. The building was under construction in the resort town of Sihanoukville which has seen a boom in hotels and casinos.
17 May 2019
A building collapse in Shanghai claimed several lives after around 20 people were trapped under the rubble. Over 150 rescue workers raced to pull the survivors to safety from the former Mercedes dealership.

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