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Italy Building Collapse

Firefighters clear rubble after two buildings collapsed overnight, in Palermo, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. News reports say two people have died and two are unaccounted-for after two buildings collapsed overnight in the Sicilian capital of Palermo. Survivors said a top floor had been added illegally onto one of the buildings recently. A half-dozen families managed to escape the collapse before the walls gave way late Monday and tumbled into the street in a heap of cement, furniture and housewares. A dozen people were injured. News agency LaPresse said residents had called firefighters earlier in the evening after noticing cracks in the walls and hearing rocks falling; while firefighters were evacuating residents the first building collapsed. (AP Photo/Francesco Baiamonte, Lapresse)

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Italy Building Collapse

Firefighters clear rubble after two buildings collapsed overnight, in Palermo, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. News reports say two people have died and two are unaccounted-for after two buildings collapsed overnight in the Sicilian capital of Palermo. Survivors said a top floor had been added illegally onto one of the buildings recently. A half-dozen families managed to escape the collapse before the walls gave way late Monday and tumbled into the street in a heap of cement, furniture and housewares. A dozen people were injured. News agency LaPresse said residents had called firefighters earlier in the evening after noticing cracks in the walls and hearing rocks falling; while firefighters were evacuating residents the first building collapsed. (AP Photo/Francesco Baiamonte, Lapresse)