84 Dead As 12-Storey Building Collapses

84 People Dead In Yemen’s Marib As Clashes Intensify

At least 84 people were killed as fighting intensified between Yemeni government forces and the Houthi militia in oil-rich province of Marib, an official has confirmed.

The official said on Wednesday that the clashed erupted over the control of key areas on the northern part of the Marib.

He said the Houthis launched a major attack on the military positions of government forces, and that their attacks were repulsed.
Source – The Statesman

At Least One Killed After 12-storey Building Collapses In Miami

The sea-view side of a beachfront condo tower collapsed in the Miami-area town of Surfside early Thursday morning (local time), killing at least one, trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal and sending a cloud of debris throughout the neighbourhood.

Scores of rescue units rushed to the partially collapsed building and firefighters were seen pulling survivors from the concrete debris.

In a tweet, Miami-Dade police said one person has died in the collapse.

Santo Mejil, 50, told the Miami Herald his wife called him from the building, where she was working as an aide for an elderly woman.

“She said she heard a big explosion. It felt like an earthquake,” Mejil told the newspaper. He said she later called him and said rescuers were bringing her down.

Authorities had no immediate word on other casualties or details of how many people lived in the building.

Miami Dade Fire Rescue was conducting search and rescue operations, and said in a tweet that more than 80 units were “on scene with assistance from municipal fire departments.”

“We’re on the scene so it’s still very active,” said Sgt. Marian Cruz of the Surfside Police Department. “What I can tell you is the building is twelve floors. The entire back side of the building has collapsed.”

Victor Cohen, who lives nearby, told television station WPLG the building had been undergoing a major renovation when the ocean front wing “collapsed like a pancake.”
Source – NZ Herald