Disaster


Metro Overpass Collapses in Mexico City, Leaving Many Dead, Injured

Rescuers were on the scene throughout the night May 3 and early May 4 to pull victims from the rubble following the collapse of an elevated section at a Mexico City metro train station. As a result of the collapse, a subway car careened onto a busy boulevard late as it approached the Olivos station, killing at least 23 people and injuring about 70, according to city officials....


Remaining Parts of Collapsed Italian Bridge are Demolished

GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on June 28, knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m....


Engineer Working on FIU Bridge Reported Cracks Days Before Collapse

Just two days before the newly-constructed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed on March 15, the project's lead engineer left a warning message for Florida Department of Transportation officials about cracks in the structure....


Eight Workers Killed in Highway Bridge Collapse

Fox News Latino is reporting that eight workers were killed in an accident at a highway construction site in southern Mexico, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said. The accident occurred during construction of the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway, known as the new Route of the Sun....


Texas Bridge Collapses

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer has crashed into an overpass under construction along a major interstate in Central Texas, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions....






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