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Anger mounts after deadly Marseille building collapse

The structural risks of the buildings and others like them were widely known, but that city officials did little when alerted about them

Nigeria building collapse: ‘Obtaining DNA is extremely difficult’

Genetic testing to identify the remains of South Africans killed in the building collapse has not been easy, according to a new report.

Nigeria: Patients discharged from hospital after building collapse

Six people who were injured in the fatal accident have been released from an SA hospital and have been cleared of any dangerous infections.

TB Joshua’s church: Built, like others, on shifting sands

Scaffolding for hire is just a small sign of a large informal industry.

Smiles and prayers as Nigerians U-turn on co-operation

TB Joshua’s church has turned from attacking potential rescuers to helping them. So has Nigeria's government but it’s a case of too little too late.

Nigerian president visits collapsed building site, vows to investigate

President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to investigate the cause of a building collapse, which has left at least 86 dead.

Uncertainty over SA deaths after Nigeria church collapse

SA government believes 300 South Africans were visiting the Lagos church, but it was not clear how many were on the spot when the tragedy struck.

Tongaat mall plans rejected four times

Earthworks plans for the Tongaat Mall, outside Durban, which partially caved in last year, were rejected four times, heard a commission of inquiry.

Fatal Tongaat mall collapse caused by missing steel

Missing steel bars needed to reinforce a beam holding a concrete slab at the ill-fated Tongaat mall were missing, an inquiry has found.

Building collapse reveals cracks in India’s construction industry

A building collapse, which has left 15 people dead in the resort state of Goa, has drawn attention to safety standards amid India's construction boom.

Collapsed Tongaat mall construction group awarded R101m tender

Gralio Precast, responsible for the collapsed Tongaat mall that killed one person and injured 29 others, has been awarded another R101-million tender.

One dead, 29 injured in Tongaat mall roof collapse

One person is reported dead and 29 injured so far after a roof collapse at a shopping mall in Tongaat, north of Durban.

Workers trapped under roof of collapsed Tongaat mall

About 50 workers are feared trapped under rubble after the roof of a shopping mall collapsed in Tongaat, north of Durban, says paramedics.

Latest Mumbai-building collapse kills 10

An apartment block has collapsed in Mumbai's outskirts, killing at least 10 in the latest incident to fuel concerns about the construction quality.

Three killed in Rwanda building collapse

Police in Rwanda say three people have been killed and an unknown number are feared trapped after a four-storey building under construction collapsed.

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