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'Violent' Winds Lead to Death, Injuries at Music Fest

One person killed, 'dozens' injured after part of stage collapses at Spain's Medusa Fest in Cullera

(Newser) - The plan for Friday evening at Spain's Medusa Festival, the first night of the six-day event, involved multiple DJs entertaining the crowds across five stages all night long. But that's not how things went down, after high winds caused a portion of the main stage to collapse, killing...

Utah Teen's Sand-Dune Tunnel Proved Fatal

Ian Spendlove's tunnel collapsed, trapping him for more than 20 minutes

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy in Utah died after a tunnel he was digging in the side of a sand dune collapsed, trapping him. Ian Spendlove of Santa Clara had been digging just outside the campground area at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kanab, near the Arizona border, when a...

On Eve of Launch, 800-Foot Wind Turbine Suddenly Falls

German officials investigating mysterious collapse in Haltern

(Newser) - Officials in Germany are investigating why a huge wind turbine collapsed just hours before it was due to be officially inaugurated, reports the AP . The turbine, whose rotor blades reach a height of 784 feet, toppled over late Wednesday in a forest near the western town of Haltern. German news...

Harry Potter Star Suffers 'Medical Incident' on Course

Tom Felton taken to hospital after collapsing during celebrity golf match

(Newser) - Actor and musician Tom Felton was taken to a Wisconsin hospital Thursday after he collapsed during a celebrity match ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup. The Brit, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, "experienced a medical incident on the course" while representing Team Europe, the PGA...

People Rescued After Collapse of Staircase Include a Star

Reba McEntire climbs out second-story window, down ladder to safety

(Newser) - The only hint that something could go wrong was the "historic staircase." One collapsed in an Oklahoma town on Tuesday, trapping seven people on upper floors, including Reba McIntire. The group had no way down until rescue crews arrived, NBC reports. Once there, they helped the country music...

Florida Condo Building Crumbles: 'It Felt Like an Earthquake'

At least one dead, 8 injured after Champlain Towers South condo partially collapses

(Newser) - Search and rescue efforts continue after a condo tower partially collapsed overnight in the town of Surfside, Fla., just north of Miami Beach. Sources tell CBS Miami that at least one person has died, while ABC11 reports at least eight have been hospitalized with injuries, with one person said to...

23 Dead After Mexico City Subway Overpass Collapses

Dozens injured after accident on city's newest subway line

(Newser) - Rescue workers and firefighters converged in Mexico City late Monday after a subway overpass collapsed as a train was passing over it, sending the train plunging to the road 16 feet below and killing at least 23. "There are unfortunately children among the dead," says Claudia Sheinbaum, the...

Iconic Telescope Has Collapsed
Iconic Telescope Has Collapsed 

Iconic Telescope Has Collapsed

Officials: Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has met its end after auxiliary cable broke in August

(Newser) - The scientific community and stargazers at large had been trying to save an iconic radio telescope , but those efforts have now come to an end after Puerto Rico officials announced the telescope has collapsed. Per CBS News , the huge Arecibo Observatory fell to its ruin Tuesday, less than two weeks...

With Glacier Collapse Looming, an 'Urgent' Evacuation

Residents, tourists in Italian resort town are sent elsewhere due to risk of falling Mont Blanc ice

(Newser) - As scientists nervously keep tabs on a giant section of ice in danger of falling off a Mont Blanc glacier, homes have been evacuated in the resort town of Courmayeur in Italy's Aosta Valley, while visitors have been told to go elsewhere. "We will find [alternative] solutions for...

3 Months After New Orleans Hotel Collapse, Bodies Still There

A tarp covering one recently blew away, exposing his remains

(Newser) - The Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed on Oct. 12, 2019. It's been more than three months since the disaster, which killed three workers—and two of their bodies are still in the destroyed building. The city has said the site is too unstable and dangerous...

2 Dead, 1 Still Missing After Hotel Collapse

Rescue workers undertaking dangerous recovery operation in New Orleans

(Newser) - Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed , the AP reports. Two people are known to have died in the Saturday disaster and more than 20 were hurt....

New Orleans Stunned by Hotel Collapse

1 is killed, 3 injured at Hard Rock hotel

(Newser) - A Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday morning, leaving at least one person dead and three unaccounted for, authorities said. City officials and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed the death. The building was under construction at the corner of...

On California Beach, a Tragedy With 'No Rhyme or Reason'

Cliff collapse kills 3 in Encinitas

(Newser) - Three people are dead and at least one other was injured after a cliff collapsed on a popular Southern California beach Friday, authorities said. The sandstone bluff gave way shortly before 3pm in Encinitas, a suburb north of San Diego, per the AP , NBC San Diego , and the New York ...

Insects Could Disappear Within a Century
Insects Could Disappear
Within a Century
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Insects Could Disappear Within a Century

New global survey provides doomsday warning to world's ecosystem

(Newser) - Insects could completely disappear within the next 100 years, dragging global ecosystems into a catastrophic collapse. The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction , and the first global scientific review points to a grim outlook for the planet's insects, reports the Guardian . Massive declines have already been seen...

The Power Went Out at an Amazon Center. Then It Got 'Crazy'

2 dead after warehouse partially collapses in Baltimore

(Newser) - "The power shut off. It was just crazy inside. It just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere." That's how an Amazon employee describes to WBAL what happened Friday night at one of the company's fulfillment centers in southeast Baltimore after the building partially collapsed. A 50-foot-by-50-foot...

Cables Were Being Tightened Before Bridge's Deadly Collapse

Brand-new FIU bridge flattened cars

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a "signature project" that people would identify with Florida International University. Instead, it's the scene of a still unexplained tragedy that left at least six people dead. At least nine injured people were pulled from the rubble Thursday after a pedestrian bridge collapsed...

Senator Collapses During Charity Race

Thom Tillis, 56, of North Carolina was conscious when taken to hospital

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapsed during a Washington, DC, race Wednesday morning and was taken away by ambulance, reports the AP . Tillis, 56, was seen on the ground being administered CPR by bystanders about 15 to 20 minutes into the race, which started at 8am. Tillis at...

Wall Collapse Kills Dozens of Wedding Guests

Police in India arrest building owner

(Newser) - India Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is "pained beyond words" by a disaster that killed dozens of people at a wedding in Rajasthan state Wednesday. Authorities say at least 25 people were killed and nearly 30 others injured after a dust storm hit as hundreds of people were...

'Catastrophic' Prediction for Christ's Tomb
Scientists Issue Dire
Warning on Christ's Tomb
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Scientists Issue Dire Warning on Christ's Tomb

There could be a 'catastrophic' collapse if structural issues aren't remedied

(Newser) - Few places are more holy to Christians than what's thought to be Christ's tomb in Jerusalem, but scientists are now warning that there's a "very real risk" of collapse at the site. Researchers from the National Technical University of Athens say the Edicule, a shrine that...

Aerosmith Guitarist Collapses During Concert

Joe Perry hospitalized during Hollywood Vampires gig

(Newser) - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been taken to a hospital after he was forced to leave the stage while performing in New York City. Perry became ill around 9:30pm Sunday while performing with Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper in his side band, the Hollywood Vampires , at Ford Amphitheater in...

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