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Six-story building partially collapses in U.S., for residents a disaster foretold

A 6-story apartment building partially collapsed in Davenport, Iowa State (United States). One person was injured but fortunately no casualties were reported.

The building has been displaced and is expected to be fully demolished by next Monday. Residents have not been allowed to return to retrieve their belongings.

The cause of the collapse has not yet been disclosed but for residents and former residents this does not seem to have come as a surprise.

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Six-story building collapses, fortunately no casualties
A 6-story apartment building partially collapsed in Davenport, Iowa State (United States). One person was injured but fortunately no casualties were reported.
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Six-story building collapses, fortunately no casualties
The building has been displaced and is expected to be completely demolished by next Monday. Residents have not been allowed to return to retrieve their belongings.
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Six-story building collapses, fortunately no casualties
The cause of the collapse has not yet been disclosed, but for residents and former residents this does not seem to have come as a surprise. As former tenant Schlaan Murray told AP News, the year spent inside the building had been a nightmare.
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Six-story building collapses, fortunately no casualties
Murray had already noticed problems with air conditioners and bathroom pipes. The man had repeatedly made reports but rarely received responses.
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Six-story building collapses, fortunately no casualties
As the former tenant continued to recount, the problems were never really solved but only temporarily fixed.
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