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Building collapses in Poland: 5 killed, 4 injured, 1 missing

Associated Press April 8, 2017" data-reactid="12" />Rescuers and firefighters search for 11 missing people in the rubble of an apartment house that collapsed in Swiebodzice, Poland, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Firefighters suspect the collapse might have been caused by a gas explosion. Several people were killed and injured. (AP Photo)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pre-World War II apartment house collapsed Saturday in southwestern Poland, leaving five people dead, four injured and one missing, authorities said.

Scores of firefighters with dogs were searching the rubble of the building in the town of Swiebodzice (Shvyeh-'boh-tchi-tseh), according to Daniel Mucha, regional spokesman for the firefighters. He said the collapse of two floors of the three-floor building might have been caused by a gas explosion.

Regional governor Pawel Hreniak said the search-and-rescue operation was expected to continue through Sunday.

He confirmed five fatalities, including two school-age children.

Still, firefighters looking for one more missing person said there were no sounds yet coming from the building's bricks and broken wood.

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was heading to the site, 420 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of Warsaw, to be with the victims and the rescue workers.

The governor of Swiebodzice, Bogdan Kozuchowicz, said the pre-World War II building was recently renovated and had been in good technical condition.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Swiebodzice and in Wroclaw. One survivor, identified only by her first name Stanislawa, told TVN24 that she was "miraculously saved."

"I was in the kitchen and suddenly it was dark and full of debris and some broken wooden planks," she said from her hospital bed in Swiebodzice. "I got on top of those planks and started calling 'Help! Help!' Two firefighters came and pulled me out by the arm."

She said her husband was resting on the bed at the time of the collapse.

"I don't know what has happened to him," she said, her voice trembling.

With her teenage son, also a survivor, at her side, she said the family had lost everything.

Tunnel collapse knocks Nepal’s 100-kW Budum Rivulet Micro Hydropower offline


The canal that supplies water to the 100-kW Budum Rivulet Micro Hydropower project in Nepal has collapsed, news agencies are reporting.

The project, at Gudel of Mahakulung rural municipality in the Solukhumbu district, began operating in 2015.

It is reported that a 30-meter-long section of the canal collapsed and will take a minimum of one month to repair. More than 750 households have lost electricity as a result of the collapse.


We have described a time preceding the last weeks when emergency management teams would be exhausted, turning a deaf ear in countries like the US and Britain to cries of "terrorism" and a need to install martial law. What could cause such a state, worldwide? Earthquakes have increased in frequency and strength, and accidents in the stretch zones are increasing because the plates have loosened up and are moving a greater distance during each adjustment. The recent breaks in Internet cables around the Arabian Plate are a case in point. Where earthquakes of lower magnitude are registered and often felt, when they increase in size to a magnitude 6 or 7 or greater, infrastructure is destroyed.

What will it be like when earthquakes are happening to most cities around the world, simultaneously? Stretch zones will experience even more destruction, as the infrastructure will be pulled apart. Gas mains will explode into holocausts. Travel will become impossible when roadways are torn apart or heaved up. And the increasingly volatile atmosphere, jerked about by the wobble, will make air travel treacherous. Where faltering on occasion now, satellites will falter increasingly, making communications difficult. All this leads to panic, so that distracted workers cause malfunctions in services. This can be expected before the last weeks arrive.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2017 at 10:31am

Bridge Collapses and Shuts Down 15-Gate Route

June 7, 2017


HARBEL, Firestone – The 15-Gate route to Harbel has been shut down due to the collapse of the Du River Bridge.

The steel bridge, located in Firestone Liberia’s Second Division Camp, is a major bridge encountered on the route from Harbel to the 15-Gate junction.

A truck loaded with crushed rocks and which was involved in the ongoing construction at the Roberts International Airport was crossing the bridge when it collapsed along with the bridge into the river. The driver of the truck, Augustine Fayiah, was taken to the Firestone Du-side Hospital for treatment.

The collapse of the bridge poses problems for patients making their way to the Du-side Hospital. Patients coming from Harbel, Monrovia, Unification City, and Buchanan will now have to use the Division 16 route to get to the Firestone-run medical facility.

The news also took many students and commuters by surprise as some had earlier used the bridge or were expected to do so later during the day.

Many students attending the Harbel Multilateral High School who reside in Division Two and other communities nearby said the collapse of the bridge made it difficult for them to get back home.

The students, who usually hitch rides to school by the side of the road, said they will have a tough time commuting for the remainder of the academic period.

The affected route is also used every morning by hundreds of students of the University of Liberia Fendell Campus.

The closure of the bridge means students from Harbel attending the University of Liberia have to access the university’s Fendell campus via the Red Light route, which is a costlier and longer route.

Omudu Mollay, a student of the University of Liberia who lives in Harbel, said he must now raise a significant amount of money to complete the writing of his midterm examinations this week.

“The Du-side route is like a blessing to us. It is cheaper and [an easier] commute than going to Monrovia,” Mollay added.

As for those traveling from Harbel to Kakata, they will now have to use the Firestone 26 Gate route to enter Kakata through Fourteen Road.

Though the actual cause of the collapse has not yet been disclosed by the management of Firestone, former engineering manager for Firestone, Legori Sekajibo, believes that the situation might have resulted from active sand mining activities a few steps from the bridge. He said it might have caused the bridge’s stability to be undermined.

The relatively long duration of the bridge, which was constructed in the 1970s, and the lack of routine maintenance may have also contributed to the collapse.

A few Harbel residents attributed the bridge’s collapse to the recent detour of all airport-bound traffic towards the bridge as a result of the just-ended ECOWAS Summit at the Farmington Hotel.

For security reasons, the police ordered all heavy-duty vehicles to use the Harbel 15-Gate route to avoid breakdowns on the Robertsfield Highway.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2017 at 8:42am

Highway 129 closed for days after culvert collapses south of Chapleau

Culvert was scheduled to be replaced this summer

CBC News Posted: Jun 08, 2017 11:06 AM ET

Contractors are working around the clock to re-open a northern Ontario highway, after a culvert collapsed.

It happened Monday morning on Highway 129 south of Chapleau, at a crossing over Poulin Creek.

The highway, which follows the Mississagi River between Chapleau and Thessalon, sank by 300 mm and has been closed since then.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation officials say this culvert was scheduled to be replaced this summer, and a contractor has been working non stop since then to get the road re-opened.

The ministry is hopeful the highway will re-open late Thursday night or Friday morning.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 5, 2017 at 7:08pm

Disaster! Bridge collapses in Niger state community (photos)

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 5, 2017 at 4:45am

Oklahoma's largest industrial park partially collapses

Emergency crews responded to a building partially collapsing near Rocket Street and Highway 69.

Pryor Fire Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Pryor Emergency Management and Mayes County Sheriff's Department arrived to find the Pryor MidAmerica Industrial Park partially collapsed.

The sheriff's department said investigators are working to find the cause of the collapse.

According to emergency management, two people sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 2, 2017 at 4:12am

Egypt evacuates toppling 13-floor building in Alexandria

June 1, 2017
2:37 pm

The Egyptian authorities evacuated a 13-floor building in eastern Alexandria in the early hours of Wednesday morning after it toppled over to lean on the building opposite.

Civil protection personnel went to the scene and found the newly-constructed building in Azarita. They immediately cut natural gas and electricity to the building and evacuated the tenants.

The authorities cordoned off the area around the collapsing building as a precautionary procedure in the case that it collapses further.

Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan said Thursday that all buildings adjacent to the collapsing building have been evacuated. The Alexandria tramway network in this area has been halted to prevent vibrations that may cause the building to disintegrate.

Sultan said in press statement that all necessary measures have been taken to provide emergency housing for the evacuees; there is coordination with the Social Solidarity Ministry to fulfill all their needs.

He explained that investigations have begun to find the cause of the collapse, stressing that all perpetrators and those responsible for the incident will be held accountable and referred to trial promptly.

Sultan said he immediately formed a committee comprised of representatives from the Engineering School, the Armed Forces and the Arab Contractors Company to intervene immediately and discuss the appropriate solution to demolish the building.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 31, 2017 at 3:06am

UPDATE: One dead, washed out road cuts off Iowa, Wisconsin crossing

Washed out road forces lengthy detour

LANSING, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Iowa and Wisconsin authorities have closed access to a Mississippi River bridge because of a roadway washout on the Wisconsin side that led to a fatal crash.

This is the hole left in Highway 82 between Lansing and Wisconsin. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says high water eroded the roadway, and a car fell into the hole, killing the driver.

Crawford County (Wisconsin) Sheriff Dale McCullick says another driver witnessed the washout and the accident around 4:20 a.m. Tuesday on Iowa Highway 82, which runs to the Black Hawk Bridge over to Lansing, Iowa. Water completely covered the vehicle.

Crews removed the body of 59-year-old James Walleser of Lansing around 8:30 a.m. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says Walleser was driving to work when it happened.

McCullich told La Crosse, Wisconsin, station WXOW the washout hole was around 10 feet (3 meters) deep. He hopes the highway can be reopened by the weekend.

The Mississippi River has experienced high river levels in recent days. The Sheriff's Office says the highway appeared to have been undercut due to the high water, which caused the road to erode and fall into the river.

Motorists who want to cross can go north to La Crescent, Minnesota, opposite La Crosse, Wisconsin, or south to Marquette, Iowa, opposite Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Crews with the Crawford County Highway Department are now fixing the roadway.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 30, 2017 at 3:55am

News Breaking: Many Feared Dead As 3-Storey Building Collapses On Lagos Island

The latest building to give in during renovation is a 3 storey building situated on Daddy Alaja street, Oke-Arin, on the Lagos Island.

Eyewitnesses say many were trapped in the rubble at the time of the collapse as they wait for the intervention of the State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the state Fire Service.

It is not yet clear the exact number of casualties, if any, in the latest tragedy to hit the state.

This comes two weeks after three people died and many were injured when another three-storey building gave in around the Ilasa area of Lagos, while two construction workers were killed after a house they were building collapsed in Lekki last month.

This is breaking news, we’ll bring details of this story as they unfold.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 19, 2017 at 12:43am

Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

Channels Television
Updated May 18, 2017

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in the Ilasa area of Lagos.

The collapsed building fell on the adjoining buildings to it, trapping many people.

The building, which is located at 2/4, Richard Abimbola, Off Limca Road, Ire Adri Estate, collapsed around 2pm.

Around 5pm, the National Emergency Management Agency said 16 people had been rescued from the rubble of the building.

About two hours earlier an eyewitness had put the number of those rescued at nine with the figure rising not long after.

and another:

13 hospitalized following building collapse

13 hospitalized following building collapse

Thirteen persons were taken to hospital following the collapse of a building near Savoy Cinema at Wellawatte. Nine are being treated at Colombo South Teaching Hospital, and the others at Colombo National Hospital.
Reports say some persons remain buried in the debris.
and another:

Four workers injured in construction project accident near East Jordan

May 18, 2017

EAST JORDAN — Four construction workers were injured, some possibly seriously, in an accident at a construction site near East Jordan today, Thursday.

Around 11 a.m., crews from the East Jordan Fire Department, Jordan Valley EMS, East Jordan Police Department and Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a building collapse at 06710 M-32, just south of the East Jordan city limits in South Arm Township.

The project is a 60-foot by 120-foot addition to the former VFW post building that is part of a plan by Crossroads Resale shop to relocate and expand its operation from it's current location in the city, Charlevoix County Sheriff Chuck Vondra said. 

Vondra said the accident happened as the Gaylord-based construction company heading up the project was placing trusses on top of the new stud walls when a gust of wind caused the trusses to give way.

Four construction crew members were on top of 10 foot walls when the trusses collapsed causing them to fall 10-12 feet and become trapped. Continues...................

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 18, 2017 at 10:02pm

One dies, 22 rescued after Goa bridge collapse

May 18 2017

Panaji, May 18 : At least one person was killed while 22 others were rescued after a foot bridge on Sanvordem river collapsed in south Goa’s Curchorem town on Thursday evening, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said. The exact number of persons missing is still not known.

“I received reports that 22 persons have been rescued by the fire brigade. Some swam back to the shore on their own. However, we do not have the exact number of people present on the bridge when it collapsed,” Parrikar told reporters here.

More than 30 persons are believed to be missing after the old bridge collapsed as a crown assembled to watch an unidentified person attempt a suicide late on Thursday.

South Goa member of Parliament Narendra Savaikar, monitoring the relief and rescue operations, told IANS that Indian Navy and Coast Guard divers had been urged to help with the rescue efforts and that one body had been recovered so far.

“Nine naval divers with boats and associated equipment rush to Curchorem, south Goa bridge collapse site, for search-and-rescue operations,” the Navy tweeted.

“Spoke to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem river. Search and rescue operations have been identified,” Union Home minister Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

District administration officials, police, fire bridge and Army personnel are still on the spot looking for survivors.

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Goa: 2 dead, 30 missing as bridge collapses into river

A dilapidated Portugese-era bridge in South Goa collapsed under the weight of 50 people who had gathered to watch the rescue of a youth, who had jumped into the Sanvordem river to commit suicide

The Sanvardem Bridge that collapsed in Curchorem, South Goa, on Thursday. Photo: PTI

Panaji: At least two persons died and 30 went missing after a Portuguese-era bridge over Sanvordem river in south Goa collapsed this evening, the police said.

There were over 50 people standing on the dilapidated bridge when it caved in near Curchorem village. The people had gathered on the bridge to watch the rescue operation of a youth, who had jumped into the river to commit suicide, the police said.

“While the rescue teams have recovered two bodies from the river so far, at least 30 people are still missing. Some of those who fell into the river, managed to swim ashore,” the police said.

The incident took place when a youth, who had jumped into the river to commit suicide was being rescued by the fire

and emergency service personnel, a police official said.

“Around 50 people had gathered on the bridge to see the rescue operation. When the bridged caved in, all of them were flung into the river. However, some of them managed to swim to the shore,” the official said.

The Indian Navy has been requested to assist in the rescue operations and the divers have rushed to the spot. The fire and emergency services has begun the search operation.

Meanwhile, Union home minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar over the bridge collapse incident. “Spoke to Goa CM Shri @manoharparrikar regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem river. Search and rescue ops have been intensified,” Singh tweeted.

Further details are awaited.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 11, 2017 at 6:23am

Wall falls onto guests taking shelter in India, killing 22

Originally published May 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

NEW DELHI (AP) — A building wall collapsed onto guests at a wedding in western India, killing at least 22 people, police said Thursday.

The hundreds of guests were having dinner or assembling on the outdoor lawns when a strong dust storm blew into the area Wednesday night, forcing people on the lawns to go indoors. Then the 80-feet-long (32-meters-long) wall collapsed onto people inside the wedding hall, Bharatpur District Magistrate N.K. Gupta told reporters.

Another 28 people were injured and have been hospitalized, police officer Anil Tank told Press Trust of India.

The district is in Rajasthan state nearly 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of New Delhi.

A power outage hampered rescue work. It wasn’t clear if the dust storm was a factor in the collapse.

Building collapses are common in India, where high demand for housing and lax regulations have encouraged some builders to cut corners, use substandard materials or add unauthorized extra floors.

In 2013, a building being constructed illegally in Mumbai caved in, killing 74 people in the country’s worst building collapse in decades.

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