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11 People Dead, 40 Others Still Trapped After Building Collapse in Mumbai

A decrepit building about 100 years old collapsed Tuesday in south Mumbai’s congested Dongri locality, killing at least 11 people and trapping more than 40 people under the debris, once again exposing the creaking infrastructure of India’s largest city, PTI reported.
The four-storey residential building, in a maze of byzantine lanes and houses clustered closely together, came down shortly before noon, civic officials said.
The National Disaster Response Force said six men, four women and a child were killed while eight were injured.
Latest updates on Mumbai building collapse:
-Congress leader Milind Deora on Tuesday termed the building collapse in Dongri “unfortunate” and urged citizens to question the government as to why such incidents keep happening year after year.
-PM Narendra Modi’s ...

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WATCH: Two Florida Teens Who Prayed as They Nearly Drowned at Sea Are Rescued by Boat Named Amen

A pair of Florida teens who nearly drowned at sea had their prayers answered when an appropriately named  boat called Amen came to their rescue.
Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, both 17, who attend Christ Church Academy in Jacksonville, decided to visit Vilano Beach with a group of friends for senior skip day on April 18, ABC News reported Friday.
The trouble started when the teens decided to swim out farther than they were able, they said in an interview that aired on “Good Morning America.”

“Me and Heather’s idea originally was to swim to an island,” Smith said. “Me and her were like the strong, courageous ones of the group. Eventually one turned around and the next.”
“I asked Tyler, ‘Do you want to keep going?’” Brown added. “He said, ‘I don’t care...

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77 People Killed as Torrential Rains and Flooding Batter India’s Kerala

Indian residents look at the Shiva Temple submerged after the release of water from Idamalayar dam following heavy rains in Kochi on August 9, 2018. – At least 20 people were killed on August 9 in landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern India, an official said, pushing the nationwide monsoon death toll for this year to over 700. (Photo credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)
Torrential rains continue to batter the southern Indian state of Kerala for the seventh day in a row, causing widespread flooding and landslides that have led to the deaths of at least 77 people.

As water levels continue to rise, a red alert has been sounded across all districts in the state, which is a popular tourist destination...

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Marine Veteran Catches Baby Thrown from Burning Building in South Carolina

An 11-month-old boy was thrown from the second-story window of a burning building and into the arms of a neighbor waiting below on Tuesday night in Anderson, South Carolina.

The baby had a few scratches and bruises but was otherwise fine, according to Fire Chief Michael Guest of the Anderson Fire Department.
The baby’s rescuer is a former Marine, according to Travis Poore, a spokesman for the Anderson Fire Department said.
The rescuer has said he does not want praise or attention.
“He said he just did what he had to do,” Guest said.
After the baby was safe, the infant’s mother jumped from a second-story window. She is also safe.
A video of the rescue shows flames leaping from an adjacent apartment during the rescue.
The blaze at Ashford Cove apartments in Anderson, South Carolina started a...

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