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Indian chimney collapse kills up to 100 workers
Up to 100 workers feared dead following the collapse of a giant chimney under construction at the Balco power plant in Korba, India.
Water surge claims lives at Siberian dam
At least 10 workers were killed and 72 are still missing after the machine room of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant in Siberia, Russia was flooded.
Ingushetia's construction minister killed
Ingushetia's construction minister, Ruslan Amerkhanov, has been shot and killed in his office by a group of armed men.
Case delivers disaster relief in Brazil
When heavy rains caused massive mudslides in southern Brazil last year Case provided a range of equipment for disaster relief.
Equipment aid for earthquake aftermath
Equipment from Doosan subsidiary Bobcat has been donated to the town of L'Aquilla, Italy for clearance work following the Abruzzo earthquake.
Indonesian dam failure kills 52
A dam southwest of the Indonesian capital Jakarta has burst killing 52 people and washing away hundreds of homes, according to local press reports.
Earthquake relief from ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend China US$ 400 million in emergency assistance to help repair schools and roads demolished and damaged in the earthquake in May last year.
WB approves US$ 710 million for Chinese quake recovery
The World Bank has approved a US$ 710 million loan to China to help rebuild provinces hit by a huge earthquake on 12 May last year.
Eta bomb targets Ferrovial's Madrid office
Car bomb planted by Eta explodes outside the Madrid offices of Ferrovial, the owners of BAA.
World Bank and France pledge quake reconstruction funds
The World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) have agreed to lend US$ 910 million to China for reconstruction of areas devastated by the May 12 earthquake, which killed an estimated 69000 people.
Delhi Metro collapse kills two
The collapse of an under-construction, 34 m-long elevated section of metro in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday killed two people and injured another 30, according to The Times of India.
Wall collapse blamed on "irregularities"
The fatal collapse of a wall at a school in Belyayevka in the Orenburg Region of the Urals, Russia has been blamed on "irregularities in construction and maintenance work", according to a statement by local government officials.
Three arrests following Lucknow flyover collapse
Three employees of India's Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) are understood to have been arrested after the death of at least seven people following the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Lucknow, India.
Ancient relics damaged during rail construction
Ancient Chinese bones and pottery dating back more than 3000 years have been severely damaged during construction a section of rail linking Beijing and Shanghai, according to local press reports.
Inquiry reports on Vietnam’s Can Tho Bridge collapse
Vietnam's Minister of Construction, Nguyen Hong Quan, has reported the failure of a temporary pillar, set on an uneven foundation, caused the collapse of Can Tho Bridge last September, killing 54 and injuring over 80 Vietnamese workers in the process.
19 dead in Tehran building collapse
A seven-story apartment block in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran collapsed yesterday killing 19 people, according to state television.
China funds quake recovery effort
The Chinese government has allocated CNY 95 billion (US$ 13.6 billion) for quake relief and reconstruction efforts so far, according to state news agency Xinhua.
Terex sends fleet to quake-hit China
Terex Changjiang dispatched 105 brand new truck cranes to the area of China worst hit by the 12 May earthquake.
Donations flood in for quake relief
Several construction equipment manufacturers have donated equipment to help with relief work following last weeks violent earthquake in China's Sichuan Province.
Quake puts spotlight on building code compliance
Concerns are being raised that building codes are not being followed in China, following Monday’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province. The number of buildings that collapsed, particularly schools, has raised the question of whether they were built to withstand earthquakes, as specified in building codes.
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