Building Collapse

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A building collapse happens when a primary structural element fails, resulting in the whole structural failure. There are several reasons why buildings collapse, such as design inadequacy, natural calamities, faulty construction, and extraordinary loads.

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Mumbai: 100-year-old building collapses in Dongri; 12 dead, 40 trapped
India

Mumbai: 100-year-old building collapses in Dongri; 12 dead, 40 trapped

In a distressing incident, a four-story building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri area on Tuesday. The structure, called Kesarbai building, is situated on Tandel Street.
Himachal Pradesh building collapsed: 35 people, including Army soldiers, trapped
India

Himachal Pradesh building collapsed: 35 people, including Army soldiers, trapped

In a tragic incident, a three-storey building in Himachal Pradesh's Solan collapsed due to heavy rains on Sunday afternoon.
Pune wall collapse: Residents warned builders about wall's dangerous condition
India

Pune wall collapse: Residents warned builders about wall's dangerous condition

The residents of a Pune residential complex, where a wall collapsed on Saturday, reportedly warned the builders of the wall's dangerous condition months ago. The wall collapsed and fell on construction laborers' huts alongside, crushing 15 to death and injuring three in Pune's Kondhwa.
Karnataka: Under-construction building collapses in Dharwad; 2 killed, 6 injured
India

Karnataka: Under-construction building collapses in Dharwad; 2 killed, 6 injured

In a tragic incident in Karnataka, two people have been killed and six others were injured as a five-storeyed under-construction building collapsed in Kumareshwara Nagar area of the state's Dharwad district.
Gurugram building collapse: Six bodies recovered, rescue operations underway
India

Gurugram building collapse: Six bodies recovered, rescue operations underway

In a recent development, six bodies have been recovered from Gurugram's Ullwas area where an under-construction building collapsed in the early hours of Thursday.
Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt
World

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck western Iran near its border with Iraq yesterday night, injuring over 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, said authorities.
Maharashtra: Cracks in 35-year-old building in Thane, 300 people evacuated
India

Maharashtra: Cracks in 35-year-old building in Thane, 300 people evacuated

A four-storied building in Thane, Maharashtra, has developed cracks following which nearly 300 people residing in it were evacuated, a civic official said today.
Delhi: Roof collapse in under-construction building, 1 killed
Delhi

Delhi: Roof collapse in under-construction building, 1 killed

A man died of injuries sustained in a roof collapse in northwest Delhi's Swaroop Nagar today, police said.
Building collapses in North West Delhi; four children, woman killed
Delhi

Building collapses in North West Delhi; four children, woman killed

A four-story "weak" building collapsed in North West Delhi today killing four children and a woman.

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