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The Joelma Building Fire Killed 189, Injured 293 in Sao Paulo in 1974

Today in Latin American history, a fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil killed 189 and injured 293 in 1974. At 8:50am on 1 February 1974, an air conditioning unit on the twelfth floor overheated, starting a fire. continue reading »

Spanish Investigation Shows Train Never Contacted Headquarters Before Crash

The train that derailed on July 24 near the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela experienced no problems prior to the accident and "there is no record of any communication" between the railway operator and the driver, the head of state-owned railway company Renfe, Julio Gomez-Pomar, told Parliament on Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Train Driver Was on Phone Just Before Deadly Crash

The driver facing charges for last week's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain was on the telephone to railway management shortly before the accident, a court said Tuesday, citing data from the train's black boxes. continue reading »

Plane Crash in Northern Brazil Leaves 3 Dead

Three people died and three others were seriously injured when their small plane crashed and exploded Tuesday just after taking off from the Brazilian city of Manaus, authorities said. continue reading »

Favela Fire Kills 3, Injures 8 in Sao Paulo

A huge fire in Heliopolis, Sao Paulo's largest "favela," or shantytown, killed at least three people and injured eight, two of them critically, the city's fire department said Sunday. continue reading »

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

The Peruvian Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that the death toll when a bus plunged into a river in the central jungle has risen to 35. continue reading »

Bus Plunges Into River Killing 30, 9 Still Missing in Peru

At least 30 people died and nine are missing after a bus plunged into a river in Peru's central jungle province of Chanchamayo, local police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Petrobras Oil Spill Reaches Sao Paulo Beaches

Fluids from a terminal operated by state-controlled oil giant Petrobras have reached several beaches in Sao Paulo state, forcing authorities to close off the area, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

Father Accidentally Shoots 10-Month-Old Baby in Tennessee

A 10-month-old baby was fatally shot by his father inside a hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee, police said Friday. The baby, Adam Bass, was shot in the chest and died immediately, even though police arrived just minutes after receiving a report about the sound of a gun going off, NBC reported. continue reading »

Florida Police Call Off Search for Man Swallowed by Sinkhole

Florida officials abandoned their attempt to recover the body of a man who was swallowed by an enormous sinkhole that opened up late last week in the bedroom of his house, presumably killing him. continue reading »

Petrobras Reveals 28-Gallon Oil Leak Off Brazil’s coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras said it discovered a 108-liter (28-gallon) oil leak off the coast of the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Union Calls Upon Pemex to Give Jobs to Children of Dead Victims of Blast

The children of the employees killed in the explosion last week at the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, should be allowed to inherit their parent's jobs, oil workers union leader Carlos Romero Deschamps said. continue reading »

Rescue Workers Continue to Search for Victims Among Pemex Blast Debris

Some 2,500 rescue workers - aided by specially trained dogs - continued to pore through rubble Saturday at the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, where an explosion two days ago left 33 dead and more than 100 injured. continue reading »

Fire Kills 10 Construction Workers Battling Freezing Temperatures in Moscow

A fire that broke out in a building under construction Saturday took the lives of 10 workers on Moscow's south side, according to medical services in the Russian capital. continue reading »

Death Toll of Chiapas Plane Crash Rises to 8

Eight people, three of them children, were killed Thursday when a small plane crashed just seconds after it took off from an airport in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Bus Crash Kills 30 People in Nepal

At least 30 people died and another 13 were injured Saturday when the bus they were traveling in plunged down a 200-meter (650-foot) precipice in western Nepal, a police official told Efe. continue reading »

Wall Collapse at Old Factory Kills 8 in Brazil

At least eight people died when the wall of an old factory undergoing restoration work collapsed in the southeastern Brazilian city of Sorocaba, officials said. continue reading »

Drunk Driver Kills 3, Injures 8 Who Were Fundraising for Chile Telethon

At least three people died and eight were injured Saturday when an apparent drunk driver ran over 12 people competing in an "ultramarathon" in support of the Chilean Telethon. continue reading »

Train Derailment in Peru Kills 2

Two people died Sunday when a cargo train derailed in the central Peruvian province of Huarochiri, near Lima, local media reported. continue reading »

Multiple Plane Crashes Kill 6 in Brazil

At least six people died and a youngster was injured in two air accidents in Brazil over the past 24 hours, authorities of the western state of Mato Grosso and the southern state of Santa Catarina reported Saturday. continue reading »