Structural failures

In this March 26, 2020, photo, Jose Cojom stands on the front step of what remains of his home after it was destroyed by a tornado in Cookeville, Tenn. Like thousands of other Middle Tennesseans, Cojom's life has been upended by back-to-back disasters. Residents still reeling from the deadly twisters of March 3 now have to confront life in the age of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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April 02, 2020 - 4:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jose Cojom's house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning. A few weeks later, the restaurant where he cooks closed its doors because of the coronavirus. Now,...
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March 15, 2020 - 12:06 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people and sparking search-and- rescue efforts to save people still trapped in collapsed buildings, emergency officials said. The explosion in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos was heard...
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In this March 9, 2020 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers place a boy pulled from the rubbles of a collapsed hotel on a stretcher in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. Several have been killed and others trapped when in the collapsed Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Sunday. (Zeng Demeng/Xinhua via AP)
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March 09, 2020 - 11:08 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A 10-year-old boy and his mother have been rescued 52 hours after being trapped in the collapse of a virus quarantine site in southeastern China. Video released by rescuers showed the two being pulled from the debris of the hotel that collapsed on Saturday. The location of the boy...
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The high-speed TGV train is pictured after it has derailed on a trip to Paris, in Ingenheim, near Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The train driver was seriously injured but managed to slam on the emergency brakes and bring the train to a halt. It was the first derailment on a high-speed TGV train in nearly 40 years of commercial service. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
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March 05, 2020 - 9:37 am
PARIS (AP) — One of France's vaunted high-speed trains derailed Thursday morning on a trip to Paris, injuring the driver and 20 other people, officials said. The driver, who was seriously injured, managed to slam on the emergency brakes and bring the train to a halt. The derailment was the first...
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February 28, 2020 - 11:42 am
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A large crane at a construction site collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. No injuries have been reported, fire department spokesman...
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February 25, 2020 - 3:03 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley. The 240-foot (73-meter) high earthen Anderson Dam, built in...
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Houses are reduced to rubble after an earthquake hit villages in Baskale in Van province, Turkey, at the border with Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said numerous people have been killed and several others wounded in Sunday's quake with more people trapped under debris. (IHA via AP)
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February 23, 2020 - 6:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nine people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. The quake centered west of the Iranian city of Khoy and affected villages in the Turkish province of Van. Turkish...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo provided by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, area officials monitor a potential dam/levee failure in the Springridge Place subdivision in Yazoo County, Miss. Heavy rains and recent flooding across the Southeastern U.S. have highlighted a potential public safety concern for some dams. An Associated Press review has identified hundreds of high hazard dams in the South that lack formal emergency action plans. (David Battaly/Mississippi Emergency Management Agency via AP, File)
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February 20, 2020 - 10:31 am
When recent heavy rains swelled a private Mississippi lake and began eroding its earthen dam, Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham was scrambling for a plan. He had no contact information for any of the homeowners who might need to evacuate, so he drove to the scene and began...
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A road crew from Tuscaloosa County repairs a washed out section of New Orleans Drive in the Coker community which is in Tuscaloosa County west of the city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Heavy rains fell Monday leaving the Tuscaloosa area with high water and washed out roads. The National Weather Service says minor to moderate flooding is expected from central Mississippi to north Georgia following downpours. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)
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February 11, 2020 - 3:48 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Tennessee hillside collapsed, roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Southeast on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again threatened a Mississippi lake where a dam previously was in danger of failing. The National Weather Service said minor to...
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FILE - Luciano Benetton, left, and photographer Oliviero Toscani are shown in this Sept. 29, 1998 file photo. Oliviero Toscani made a career out of provocative photographs for Benetton, the Italian makers of colorful knitwear. But that decades-long relationship was severed this week after Toscani made a remark that outraged the family members of victims in the deadly 2018 Genoa bridge collapse. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno/FILES)
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February 07, 2020 - 12:06 pm
MILAN (AP) — Photographer Olivier Toscani made a career out of provocative advertising campaigns for Benetton, the Italian clothing brand famed for its colorful knitwear. But that decades-long relationship has been severed after Toscani outraged relatives of victims in the deadly 2018 Genoa bridge...
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