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2011-03-01 06:00:00

DENVER, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), the leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced today it signed first-quarter leases in previously unleased space totaling approximately 1.2 million square feet (113,800 square meters). "We are increasingly optimistic about the recovery in the global industrial real estate market," said Gary Anderson, ProLogis head of global operations. "Customer confidence continues to improve, and with a prolonged absence of...

2006-02-01 11:19:14

By Wojciech Zurawski KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - More people may be buried in the rubble of a collapsed roof that killed at least 63 people last weekend in Poland's deadliest construction accident, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The prosecutors are investigating if human error or neglect led to the roof caving in during an international show of racing pigeons in a modern, football pitch-sized exhibition hall in the southern city of Chorzow. The tragedy, which triggered three days...

2006-01-30 06:51:40

By Wojciech Moskwa WARSAW (Reuters) - The government has ordered the temporary closure of some large buildings fearing their roofs may collapse in a repeat of a weekend disaster that killed 67 people, the prime minister said on Monday. In the country's worst accident in nearly two decades, the roof of an exhibition hall in the southern city of Chorzow caved in on Saturday during an international show of racing pigeons. The fire brigade and police said the weight of snow on the roof...

2006-01-29 11:27:45

By Pawel Florkiewicz CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - Poland said on Sunday 66 people were killed when the snow-laden roof of an exhibition center collapsed in the country's worst disaster in almost two decades. After a night in which temperatures reached minus 15 Celsius (5 Fahrenheit), rescue workers on Sunday began winding down their search for survivors among the rubble. Dozens of distraught relatives and survivors gathered near the site to await news of their friends and loved ones...

2006-01-29 06:29:44

By Katarina Stoltz and Pawel Florkiewicz CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - Hopes were fading on Sunday of finding survivors after the roof of a packed exhibition hall collapsed in Poland and rescue workers pulled 65 bodies from the rubble. Overnight temperatures plunged to minus 15 Celsius (5 Fahrenheit) as rescue teams using floodlights battled through snow and debris to try to find survivors from Saturday's disaster in the southern city of Chorzow. About 140 people were injured when the...

2006-01-29 01:59:32

By Katarina Stoltz CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - A roof collapsed at an exhibition hall in Poland packed with hundreds of people, killing at least 60, and officials said on Sunday they feared the death toll could rise. As temperatures plunged to minus 15 Celsius (5 Fahrenheit) overnight, rescuers using floodlights battled through snow and debris to try to find survivors from Saturday's disaster in the southern city of Chorzow. About 140 people were also injured when the metal roof of...

2006-01-29 01:25:49

CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - The death toll in the collapse of a roof at an exhibition hall in southern Poland rose to 60 on Sunday and could go higher, officials said. "I can confirm that 60 people have died and we are afraid that this might not be the final figure," fire brigade spokesman Jaroslaw Wojtasik told Reuters.

2006-01-28 15:15:31

By Janusz Chmielewski CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and about 80 injured when a roof collapsed at an exhibition hall packed with hundreds of people in the small southern Polish city of Chorzow on Saturday, officials said. One fire officer said about 100 people might be trapped under the rubble of the center where a meeting of pigeon enthusiasts was taking place. The injured were rushed to hospitals in the mining area while rescuers fought their way...

2006-01-28 14:35:22

By Janusz Chmielewski CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and dozens injured by the collapse of a roof over an exhibition hall packed with hundreds of people in the small southern Polish city of Chorzow on Saturday, officials said. The PAP news agency said firefighters had found at least four casualties beneath the wreckage, where some 100 people are reported to be trapped. It was quoting deputy governor of the Silesia province Artur Warzocha. At least 50...

2006-01-28 14:22:25

WARSAW (Reuters) - At least four people were found dead under a collapsed roof in the Polish southern city of Chorzow, a senior provincial official said on Saturday. The PAP news agency said fire-fighters had found at least four casualties beneath the wreckage, where some 100 people are reported to be trapped. It was quoting deputy governor of the Silesia province Artur Warzocha.