Researchers recovered two more bodies to bring the death toll in the Florida building collapse to 24 as the search for victims stopped in the afternoon so demolition crews could prepare for tear down the part of the building that is still standing. Shaving took on special urgency as Tropical Storm Elsa raged across the Caribbean, following a path that is expected to bring her to Florida early next week.
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Environmentalists slam Mexico after fireball in Gulf
Greenpeace Mexico said Friday’s crash appeared to have been caused by the failure of an underwater valve and illustrated the dangers of Mexico’s policy of promoting fossil fuels. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has invested heavily in drilling more wells and buying or building oil refineries. He touts oil as “the best company in the world.” Greenpeace wrote in a statement that the blaze, which took five hours to extinguish, “demonstrates the serious risks Mexico’s model of fossil fuels poses to the environment and to human safety.”
Punjabi Basti, Janata market in Delhi closed until July 6
“Amid the possibility of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and given the blatant violation of the existing health protocol as part of appropriate behavior by Covid in these markets, the Punjabi sub-divisional magistrate Bagh under the DDMA Act of 2005 hereby orders the closure of the entire Punjabi Basti market and Janta Market, Nangloi from July 4 to 6, ”read an order.
Florida: with looming storm, demolition of collapsed condo will begin
Demolitionists will bring down the remainder of a partially collapsed condominium in South Florida ahead of a storm that has heightened fears the structure could collapse dangerously on its own, said on Saturday officials.
Denmark beats the Czech Republic; reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020
The Danes, who became a surprise contender after the start of their tournament with midfielder Christian Eriksen suffering from cardiac arrest on the pitch, qualified for the Euro 2020 semi-finals on Saturday by beating the Republic Czech 2-1.
Punjab sees 172 new cases of COVID-19, 16 deaths
Among the new cases, Ludhiana reported 26 infections, followed by 24 in Jalandhar and 15 in Patiala, among others.
Justice authorizes investigation of Brazilian Bolsonaro
Protesters have gathered by the hundreds or thousands in more than 40 cities to demand the impeachment of Bolsonaro or better access to COVID-19 vaccines. Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber said the investigation was supported by recent testimony before a Senate committee investigating the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.