NEW DELHI — An eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories collapsed on Wednesday morning, killing at least 70 people, injuring hundreds of others, and leaving an unknown number of people trapped in the rubble, according to Bangladeshi officials and media outlets....


So much happening under our feet.  Daily collapses of roadways due to the severe bow stretch, severe rains, crunching and land subduction all predicted in Zetatalk and all happening now.  Last week in Utah a fatal road collapse killed a 14 year old girl and injured 2.  It's painful to watch the planet crumble but we all knew it was coming.

Buildings collapsing.........a daily happening too.  With responses about what's causing all these happenings ranging from, rain, human error, poorly constructed, yada yada.....BUT, that's not going to fly with people much longer.  As soon as Planet X peers out at us from the sky, people will remember all the things that have happened up to this point and finally somehow, they will connect the dots.  Some will be in extreme denial, others will be so afraid and look for someone to take care of them, and still others will stand up and be counted and prepare as best we could.  There's no wishing this away, there's only pushing forward to a better tomorrow.  While our infrastructure crumbles around us we need to learn to be more careful, tread softly, kiss your kids, love with all your heart.  We are IN IT NOW.

I live in a house built in 1850 and it isn't falling down.  Age does not mean collapse. 

100-year-old building partially collapses in Malone

By: Rachael Paradis

A building in Malone that has been standing for more than a century will no longer be a sight in the town. The building on Route 11, well known to many in the community, collapsed overnight. While no one was injured, our Rachael Paradis tells us why the town is in a rush to tear it down.



MALONE, N.Y. -- Neighbors in Malone stood in surprise, took pictures and even shared stories of a once popular tavern that started to crumble early Monday morning.

County Legislator Billy Jones said, "It's an old structure, it was a structure that was obviously unsafe."

The tavern/hotel was built in the early 1900'. It has been closed to the public for about 15 years and was condemned six months ago.

Franklin County Emergency Services Director Rick Provost, "We're unsure what occurred last night at 3 a.m. What we do know is this building has been on our list of buildings with issues."

Jones said, "Old things fall down."

Police closed off part off Route 11 to traffic and to people, out of concern the rest of the building could fall down. Some in the community voiced concern over why this building, along with others like it in the area that haven't already been demolished. Officials say it comes down to money.

Provost said, "The high cost of abatement for these buildings really makes it tough for the county or the village to take those burdens on."

Jones, "We just have to come up with a plan to start taking some of these building down so we don't run into this problem going forward."

The demolition is only expected to take hours, but cleaning up the area is a different issue. Officials say it could be weeks before the site is completely cleared.




LAKE ELSINORE: Water leak causes street collapse




10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 22, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Temporary repairs to a section of Joy Street in Lake Elsinore are in place today after a 1-inch water line gave way, causing 80 feet of the roadway to collapse and the asphalt to buckle.

The leak, caused by a 6 to 8-inch diameter tree root, was reported late Thursday in a line that leads to several duplexes on Joy between Machado Street and Riverside Drive, and behind Machado Elementary School.

Water service was restored to the 34 customers early Friday morning, said Greg Morrison, spokesman for the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District.

Water district and contractor crews spent much of Friday removing the damaged asphalt on the southbound side of Joy and laying down a temporary patch. The road was opened in both directions by late afternoon.

"That way the road will be open completely for the entire weekend," Morrison said.

Crews will return Monday and trench from curb to curb to permanently repair the 1-inch line.

On Tuesday, a paving company will remove the patch, put down new base and repave one side of Joy, Morrison said. Work on the other side will take place on Wednesday.

"That way on Tuesday and Wednesday we'll be able to keep on

Windhorst, Parsons Roadway Collapse: Cautious Testing Continues

County workers are testing for sinkholes but the work is proceeding methodically because of utility lines at the intersection, according to a Hillsborough County spokesman.

Several lanes at the intersection of Windhorst Road and Parsons Avenue in Brandon remained closed for the indefinite future as county workers tread carefully in determining what caused a section of the roadway to collapse July 19.

“We have to be really careful at that intersection because there are lots of utility lines in the area,” said Hillsborough County spokesman Patrick Murray. "We have a sewer line and a water line there and we have to make sure there are no other utilities, so we have to be careful drilling.”

At the scene, late afternoon July 22, barricades were seen at the intersection, with drilling under way.

Crew workers first believed a 16-inch sewage pipeline beneath the intersection might have caused the collapse of the 6-foot-square section of roadway on July 19, according to a county report.

But the sewer line was dug up and found to be intact.  Now the county is testing the intersection for sinkholes — but carefully, as Murray noted.  

Additional detours and lane closures are possible as crews dig up the line for inspection and any necessary repairs.

Motorists who must travel through the intersection are warned to expect delays.

Sewer collapse closes part of Lexington Road



At least one eastbound lane of Road near Etley Avenue and Cave Hill Cemetery will be closed during Thursday morning’s rush hour after a 48-inch brick sewer collapsed Wednesday evening.

Crews noticed a depression in the road before discovering the sewer had collapsed, and the area will be excavated Thursday morning, said Metropolitan Sewer District Executive   Bud Schardein.

He said it was too early to tell what caused the collapse, but age was a likely factor. That part of the sewer was built in the 1880s and could have been weakened from an unusually wet spring.

“With all the wet weather we’ve had this past spring, that has a tendency to undermine the mortar,” Schardein said.

Road collapse might have killed Colorado family


(wpr) - Engineers say a large section of Wyoming highway where four Colorado family members plunged to their deaths might have totally collapsed in a matter of minutes.

It had been raining for hours Monday night when local authorities warned the Constantinides family, among others, about potential flood conditions near North Brush Creek Campground around midnight.

Not long afterward, the family's van drove into a washed-out portion of Wyoming highway 130 and was swept about 75 yards down Brush Creek. Laurel Constantindies and her three daughters died.

The husband and father, Alex Constantindies, who had grown up in Laramie, survived and escape the vehicle. He and a passerby later rescued Carbon County Emergency management Coordinator John Ziegler, whose car washed out while he was trying to assist in flood protection efforts.

Ziegler said he was "very fortunate" to have survived.

Bruce Burrows of the Wyoming Transportation Department says engineers are studying what happened to the roadway early Tuesday morning. He says preliminary assessments indicate the creek swollen with rain and snowmelt may have undermined the roadway over some hours and then gouged a 25-foot-wide, 9-foot-deep hole in a matter of minutes.

Yunnan road test the opening day collapse resulting in four deaths and injuries

8, Yunnan

8, Yunnan” in the history of the most short-lived highway “a serious collapse destroyed sections of the site. After investigation, the highway there in time duration and other issues. Xinhua News Agency reporters Chen Hai and Ning She

Recently, Yunnan Province, Internet users post, said the new Xinping county secondary road test three estuary opening day collapse occurs, resulting in 2 dead 2 injured. Internet users have questioned this “the most short-lived highway” Why just fix it collapsed, was “too much rain” or “bad way”?

After the incident, Yunnan Provincial Department and the Transportation Department were dispatched to investigate a group of experts, the group that really belongs to all “natural disasters caused by heavy rainfall.”

collapse of the vehicle crash on

recently, Internet users “pass,” said Post, June 27, Xinping County of Yuxi City, three city secondary road test the opening of the estuary collapse occurred the next day, resulting in a vehicle passing through here turn under the cliff, killing two people died inside the car and two others injured, highway interrupted. For the cause of the accident, the local government is a single point of heavy rain caused by a natural disaster.

7 8, correspondent along the new road to the scene three, the road there are construction workers on the highway guardrail, drainage and other construction, from time to time some sections of earth and rock rolled down from the hills.

close to the scene of the accident, the construction set up roadblocks on the road side. In the new three road K25 +450 to K26 +480 road, the reporter saw a total of three road damage, including two collapsed, a surface crack. Road accident at the hillside, two-way four-lane have collapsed, a lot of rocks, soil and concrete was rushed into the street of the valley.

“red water collapsed roadbed”

Zhang Xinping County Department of Transportation Secretary BU has introduced three new roads through villages and towns in Xinping County 8 19 village committees, with a total mileage of 90 kilometers . Road along the fragile geology, disasters, floods and geological disasters have been more serious.

accidents mainly due to heavy rains led to a single point of soft roadbed, road ditches and culverts to be above the blockage, and finally the formation of water as a waterfall of impact, resulting in collapse of highway roadbed.

Bu there are rules that highway design, construction and supervision units are selected strictly in accordance with the bidding system, procedural compliance and found no serious design flaws, quality of construction or supervision of omissions.

collapse occurred Sections of the construction unit project manager Jiangzu Long introduction, the unit will subcontract work to the successful construction services company, the project head of engineering equipment and materials, and is responsible for management and technical guidance, service company only the labor force, which is not labor sub-subcontract, the state permitted by law.

he said, in strict accordance with design drawings for construction, engineering, quality is no problem, Lu Jisong soft infiltration and erosion is mainly caused by the floods.

no quality problems, experts say

afterwards, Yunnan Provincial Department and the Transportation Department were sent experts to the scene. The Group believes that: section of the incident transverse slope steep terrain, poor geological conditions, heavy rainfall increased the hydrostatic pressure, the formation of collapse, is a heavy rainfall-induced natural disasters.

Yunnan Provincial Communications Department who participated in the survey, experts say, from the survey of the situation, roadbed, retaining wall strength and so meet the requirements and found no quality problems.

subsidy investigation in time duration for the fight

accused of the most short-lived road not approved the first building, not the acceptance that the opening test

Reporter learned that the investigation, three new road opened in October 2009 to build, and design in May 2010 before the Provincial Communications Department has been approved, there is “not approved prior to construction” and “time duration” issue. Not hand over the road in case of acceptance of test traffic violations, and plans to be held on 30 June the opening ceremony, canceled after the accident.

construction personnel, three new road along the geological environment is complex, time is short, heavy task in building a post, Xinping shouted “make a big quick-drying 60 days,” the slogan of the progress of the projects Forced , post workers overtime work.

what makes engineering so catch it? Reporters learned that, in addition to travel to meet the requirements of the masses, more important reason is that for national road toll for the abolition of two grants. According to the policy, the new secondary roads shall be June 30 this year, opened to traffic, or can not enjoy the state’s two highway toll abolition of subsidies.

Details Emerge in Deadly Road Collapse

Cheyenne : WY : USA | Jul 20, 2011
Engineers say a large section of Wyoming highway where four Colorado family members plunged to their deaths may have totally collapsed in a matter of minutes. Bruce Burrows of the Wyoming Transportation Department says engineers are studying what happened to state Route 130 over South Brush Creek... FULL ARTICLE AT KSAZ



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Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 20, 2014 at 3:33pm

Mississippi Church Floor Collapses, Injuring 35 Youths

The second floor of a Mississippi church facility collapsed Wednesday night, injuring at least 35 youth, authorities said.

None of the injuries was considered life-threatening after the floor of the Family Life Center at Freedom Baptist Church in Laurel crashed onto the gymnasium floor, said Linda Gavin, vice president of South Central Regional Medical Center.

Nineteen youths were treated and released, Gavin said. A 20th patient was airlifted to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg with what was described as a non-life-threatening orthopedic injury. She was reported to be stable and awake.

Seventy-nine youngsters in grades seven through 12 were preparing for an evening worship service when the floor collapsed about 8:20 p.m. ET, authorities said. Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge said the drop was about 12 feet.

Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash, which didn't appear to be weather-related. Conditions were fair weather with light winds at the time.

Gina Gentilesco and Justin Kirschner of NBC News contributed to this report.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 18, 2014 at 1:27am


Tuesday, 18 February 2014 | SR | New Delhi

Two women died and two others sustained critical injuries after a three-storey building collapsed in Central Delhi’s Paharganj area on Monday afternoon. The building collapse led to chaos in the congested Pahadi Dhiraj area under the jurisdiction of Paharganj police station.

Local police has registered a case under Section 304A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and are investigating the reasons behind the sudden collapse but no arrest has been made. They are also awaiting the report from the Delhi Fire Service (DFS). The building in question is owned by the father-in-law of famous cricketer Virender Sehwag. The building is said to be some 40 years old and was rented to various people.

The incident took place around 12 noon on Monday when the roof of the building on the third floor collapsed. The effect was such that the roof of the second floor collapsed and further damaged the first floor. Three women and a man were working on the first floor and were caught underneath the debris. They were all rushed to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital where two women were declared dead while the other two are under treatment. The deceased have been identified as Pushpa (52) and Rani (58) while the two injured are Ramu (28) and Geeta (50).

“The control room of DFS received a call around 12.30 pm and three fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately. The rescue operations began to clear the debris,” said a fire official. Firemen rescued the two women who were trapped under the debris and they were rushed to a nearby hospital while the other two were declared dead on the arrival, a local police official added.

Police officials claimed that there was no construction taking place inside the building. “It is a very old building and owned by the father-in-law of cricketer Virender Sehwag, Advocate Swaraj Singh who had rented it out to another person. It was a residence-cum-workplace dealing in hosiery,” said a police official.

Comment by KM on February 17, 2014 at 6:01pm

Four students killed and at least 10 trapped after South Korean university roof collapses during welcome ceremony

  • Four students pronounced dead at hospitals after roof collapses
  • About 1,000 students were at orientation event when incident happened
  • About 450 were in the building when its roof collapsed, officials said

By James Rush


Four university students have died and about 10 were feared trapped after the roof of a building collapsed in a South Korean city during a welcoming ceremony for first year students, officials said.

Twenty other students were rescued and taken to hospitals, according to an official at the state-run National Emergency Management Agency.

The collapse came as about 1,000 students from Busan University of Foreign Studies gathered for an orientation event for first years at a resort in the south-eastern city of Gyeongju.

Four university students have died and about 10 others were feared trapped after the roof of a building collapsed

Four university students have died and about 10 others were feared trapped after the roof of a building collapsed

Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 15, 2014 at 10:00pm

Building Collapse Kills London Cab Driver, Injures 2 Passengers

A cab driver in central London was crushed to death and her two passengers injured when part of a building fell on the car in a horrific accident — possibly the result of high winds hounding the country.

The incident occurred in the city's Holborn district at 11:03 pm local time Friday (6:03 pm ET) outside of the Holborn subway station, police said. After the front portion of the building collapsed, debris flew from the building and flattened the front of the car, a Skoda Octavia.

The chunks crushed the unidentified 49-year-old female driver, police said. Her two passengers — a 25-year-old male and 24-year-old female — were seated in the rear of the vehicle at the time, and were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening-injuries.

Police officers work near the wreck of a car after masonry from a building collapsed onto the car in high winds killing a woman in central London on February 15, 2014.

Brutal weather that has battered the U.K. is suspected to have played a part in the shocking accident, according to reports. For several days, London has experienced extreme wind and rain. Cordons are currently in place to secure the crumbling building and protect public safety.

The road where the incident took place remained closed off Saturday, and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 15, 2014 at 2:13am

Second building collapse of the day, feet from Pat's Cheesesteaks

Front of Burnley terraced house collapses

Snow-Covered Roof Collapses on Sleeping Residents in New Jersey

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 13, 2014 at 9:43pm

Building collapse at wedding in China kills 6

POSTED: 06:58 AM CST Feb 13, 2014


An old auditorium collapsed at a village wedding Thursday night in eastern China, killing  at least six people and injuring dozens more, state media reported.

Rescue efforts continued as local authorities investigated the cause of the collapse, state broadcaster CCTV said. It occurred around 6 p.m. (5 a.m. ET) in Pan'an County in Jinhua City, Zhejiang province.

More than more than 200 villagers were attending a wedding banquet inside, according to CCTV.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 7, 2014 at 8:38pm

Palermo market off-limits after building collapse


Ex-art installation symbolised neglect of iconic Vucciria

Palermo market off-limits after building collapse

Palermo, February 6 - The civil protection department and municipal employees were hard at work Thursday to secure a square in the heart of Palermo's historic Vucciria market after an abandoned building there collapsed. The structure in Piazza Garraffello - long the symbol of the state of neglect affecting the entire zone - crumbled on Wednesday evening, destroying a mobile food kiosk parked just outside. However no one was reported injured in the collapse. For several years the building had served as a base for an art installation by the young Austrian artist Uwe Jaentsch featuring used items of clothing, amputated dolls, empty tins of tomato and other rubbish collected in the area. The square is now to remain closed until further notice as the authorities check the stability of other buildings in the area. "The area will be off-limits until all the neighbouring buildings have been made secure, such as Palazzo Mazzarino which is partly at risk of collapse," architect Francesco Mereu of the municipal civil protection department said. Piazza Garraffello is at the centre of the iconic open-air street-food market in the Sicilian capital and is also an important nightlife area for young people. The city council has spent 2.4 million euros over two years to upgrade the pavement and underground systems in the Vucciria. However residents told ANSA that without a change of heart by local property owners and tenants the "city within a city" is destined to continue crumbling

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 7, 2014 at 9:59am

Cliff and coast road collapse suffered at Trevone

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: February 07, 2014

  • UNDERMINED: The power of the waves brought down the cliff wall and closed the road.

TREVONE suffered severe storm damage at the weekend when a cliff collapsed, bringing down a coastal road.

The damaged road which leads to Crugmeer and on to Padstow, has been closed and the cost of repairing it is being assessed by Cornwall Council.

Damage was also caused to Trevone's lower car park when a wall was washed away and a stretch of the coastal path was damaged.

Padstow town councillor Ian McKey, who lives in Trevone, said: "There was a lot of damage caused by the storms on both Friday night and Saturday, but the coup de grâce was when the road beside the beach collapsed.

Mr McKey said although the road was not used by too many people, serious consequences could occur if the main road into the village now became blocked.

"The main road into Trevone is currently the only access we have into the village, and if something happened there which caused it to be blocked, then emergency vehicles would not be able to reach people and properties. The only way through would be for them to drive across fields," said Mr McKey.

Fellow town councillor Richard Higman said that the power of the sea astonished villagers who had gathered on Saturday evening to look at the damage caused.

"I've never seen waves like it. Large boulders were being tossed around like marbles.

"Huge lumps of concrete weighing ten tonnes or more were just lifted up and smashed. The state of the beach road is very serious because there is very little holding it up. I think if people even walked down there now it would give way.

Mr Higman said although the police were swift in taping off the road, he was shocked to see a family with three children taking no notice of it.

"A bloke pulled up in his car and his wife got out and lifted up the police tape to drive on through it. It was unbelievable really."

Mr Higman said he had contacted Cornwall Council about the damaged road, pointing out that there was now only one route in and out of Trevone for vehicles.

"Obviously, everyone is hoping the road can be repaired as quickly as possible, but I suspect there is an awful lot of work to be done and the cost could be considerable."

A spokesperson for the council said this week: "Staff from Cormac Structures have visited the site of the collapsed wall this morning to assess the damage.

"Cormac countryside rangers are also on site assessing and making safe the damage to the South West coast path which has also been reported in the Trevone area."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 6, 2014 at 8:11pm

Building collapses in SE Grand Rapids

1:44 PM, Feb 6, 2014 

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of abuilding collapse in southeast Grand Rapids. 

The building at 949 Wealthy Street came down just before 1 p.m. Thursday, according to a witness who works across the street. The owner says no one was inside at the time. 

Rachel Lee, of the East Hills Council of Neighbors, tells WZZM 13 the building is known as the Green Garage and is owned by Bazzani and Associates. Employees in area park there and the building sometimes houses other vehicles. 

Our crew on the scene reports several classic cars inside the garage appear to have been destroyed. A couple of cars outside were also damaged. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 3, 2014 at 5:54pm

Avoidable tragedy: Labourer killed, 13 injured in factory collapse

February 3rd 2014

At least 14 workers were trapped under the debris after the structure suddenly collapsed. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL/EXPRESS


A labourer was killed and 13 others were injured when an under construction ice factory collapsed near Jamil Chowk, Ring Road on Sunday afternoon.

At least 14 workers were trapped under the debris when the structure suddenly collapsed.

Rescue 1122 pulled them out, but one person had died while the other 13 seriously injured and were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Saifullah, a resident of Wahid Garhi, while Muhammad Saeed, Taj Muhammad, Wali Khan, Alaowdin, Abdul Qayum, Ismail Khan, Raj Wali, Irfan, Asad Ali, Imtiaz, Ziaur Rehman, Humayun and Zirat Shah are injured. Some of them are in critical condition.

“The building collapsed due to lack of precautionary measures and use of substandard materials,” said a Rescue 1122 official.



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