Firefighters try to find survivors amid the debris of two buildings that collapsed in Muzema, Brazil, on Saturday.
Rescuers still hope to find survivors in the rubble of a pair of collapsed buildings in Rio de Janeiro, officials said on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster rose to eight with 16 people listed as missing.
The condemned four-storey buildings collapsed on Friday in the hillside neighbourhood of Itanhanga, an area that was hard hit by recent heavy rains and flash floods.Civil Defence workers, firefighters, trained dogs and drones were searching around-the-clock for survivors in the rubble.
Luciano Sarmento of Rio's fire department said Saturday he hoped survivors would be found because "air pockets may have been formed allowing people to breathe."
Buildings next to those that fell were evacuated for fear of new collapses. Residents were allowed into their homes for a few minutes to retrieve personal belongings.
According to Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella the area was run by militias that control large swathes of Rio, including the area where the buildings stood.
Militias, which are made up of former firefighters, police and soldiers, charge residents for basic services in areas they control.
When they began forming decades ago, many saw them as a force for good because they provided security that the state could not. Today, however, such groups are full-fledged criminal organisations which are often considered the most severe security threat in Rio.Associated Press
Peru failed to capitalise on a ten-man Brazil 20 minutes from time — after Gabriel Jesus was sent off for a second yellow — leaving Tite’s charges holding on to win the Copa America 3-1 in front of boisterous home fans on Sunday.
Following claims by Lionel Messi that the Copa America had been ‘fixed’ so the hosts would win, Tite — coach of champions Brazil — told the Argentina captain to show some respect.
Football legend Pele was taken to a Paris hospital as a precaution on Wednesday after suffering from an "infection" but is "doing well", according to members of his entourage.
According to FIR copy, Suresh was first appointed as junior engineer in the state road construction department on Feb.20, 1988. Next year, he was offered a job in the water resources department where he assumed charge in Patna on July 28, 1989. Suresh was offered yet another job under the same department the same year and was posted at Bhim Nagar East Embankment in Supaul district.
President Arif Alvi said that the Indian government is living in a 'fool's paradise' if it thinks that it can improve the situation in Kashmir by revoking Article 370.
"We are citizens of the country. So is everyone in Jammu and Kashmir. We are not people who will make things difficult for anyone. We just want to go and see the situation on the ground," Sharad Yadav told reporters.