http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-collapse.html?hp&_r=0

 

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.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-co...

 

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.

http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/551123/100-year-old-bu...

 

 

 

LAKE ELSINORE: Water leak causes street collapse

 

 

 

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

By GENE GHIOTTO
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

 

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_spipe23.38e27e6...

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.

http://brandon.patch.com/articles/windhorst-parsons-roadway-collaps...

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.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110720/NEWS01/307200099/Se...

Road collapse might have killed Colorado family

(2011-07-20)

(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.

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/news.newsmain/article/1/0/183...

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.

http://www.cnkeyword.info/yunnan-road-test-the-opening-day-collapse...

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

http://www.allvoices.com/news/9730810-details-emerge-in-deadly-road...

 

 

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Comment by Howard on August 31, 2013 at 11:55pm

House Collapses in Los Angeles (Aug 30)

A single-family home collapsed Friday night in East Los Angeles.

Raquel Acuna, who lives nearby, said she heard a strange noise outside of her home.

“My son comes running out of the room and says, ‘Mom, the house fell,’ and at the same time, we’re hearing something dragging at the front of the street. He said, ‘The house fell.’ So we come outside. The house is all full of dust,” she said.

The Urban Search & Rescue Team sent specialized dogs inside the structure to make sure no one was trapped.

Los Angeles County fire crews got a call of a downed structure at 519 S. Humphreys Avenue around 8:25 p.m.

Source

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&am...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 28, 2013 at 7:15am

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Gujarat/2-buildings-collap...

2 buildings collapse in Vadodara; five dead, several trapped

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 28, 2013

First Published: 08:05 IST(28/8/2013) 

Five people were killed and 35 feared trapped as two seven-storey residential buildings collapsed in Atladara area of Vadodara district in Gujarat early this morning, according to TV reports.

Rescue operations continue after two buildings collapsed in Atladara, in Vadodara district of Gujarat.(Photo credict: TV grab)

The incident occurred behind Atladara area around 4.30am when the buildings came crashing down, catching the sleeping occupants unawares, HJ Tapariya, chief fire brigade officer of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation said.

Manish Bhardwaj, Vadodara Municipal Commissioner, Satish Sharma, City Police Commissioner and city Mayor Bharat Shah and other senior officials have rushed to the site.

According to Tapariya, about 13 to 14 families were staying there.

"Eight have been evacuated and five bodies found so far" said Vinod Rao, a senior official said.

While several people are believed to be still trapped under the rubble. The rescue operations are going on in full swing.

Two seven-storey residential buildings collapsed in Atladara area in Vadodara district of Gujarat. (Photo credict: TV grab)

The injured have been rushed to SSG hospital for treatment.

Talking to PTI, city mayor Bharat Shah said, "I was admitted to hospital and soon after learning about this mishap, I am on my way to the site.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 28, 2013 at 12:02am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23854724

Brazil: Sao Paulo building collapse 'kills seven'

The aftermath of the building collapse in the district of Sao Mateus

A commercial building has collapsed in a suburb of the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, killing at least seven people and injuring many more, officials say.

Rescue workers have been searching for survivors in the rubble. A fire service spokesman said 11 had been pulled out alive.

They were believed to be among at least 22 people injured when the building collapsed on Tuesday morning.

The two-story building was under construction, according to local media.

Reports said a clothing store was being erected at the site, located in the poor eastern district of Sao Mateus.

'Cautious'

The cause of the collapse is not yet known.

Map shows Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

Officials believe about 35 people were in the building when the accident happened at about 08:35 local time (11:35 GMT).

Television pictures showed extensive damage both to the collapsed building and the surrounding area.

"Right now the work is slow, very cautious, because to pull people from the rubble we need a lot of technique and patience," firefighter Marcos Palumbo told Globo TV.

Building collapses of this kind are common in Sao Paulo - Brazil's largest city - and particularly affect structures that are either poorly maintained or still under construction.

Home to 11 million people, Sao Paulo is one of 12 Brazilian host cities for next year's World Cup.

And from another link

http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=900759

Building collapse in Brazil kills six

Updated: 07:47, Wednesday August 28, 2013

Building collapse in Brazil kills six

A commercial building in Brazil's biggest city has collapsed, killing at least six people, authorities say.

Another 11 people were pulled alive from the rubble in Sao Paulo, but an unknown number remained trapped below.

Firefighters said it was not yet clear what caused the building to fall.

About 60 firefighters carefully searched the rubble, using dogs to help locate victims.

Nearby vehicles were covered with chunks of concrete let loose as the building fell.

The building was either being built or was under repair.

It was two storeys high.

Firefighter Marcos Palumbo told the Globo TV network that 'right now the work is slow, very cautious, because to pull people from the rubble we need a lot of technique and patience'.

Comment by Howard on August 25, 2013 at 9:13pm

7-Storey Building Collapses in Egypt (Aug 25)

Egypt’s official news agency says a seven-story building has collapsed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

The Middle East News Agency reported Sunday that an unspecified number of residents are trapped under rubble, in the neighbourhood of Sidi Gaber in the coastal city.

Alexandria witnessed several deadly building collapses this year including a Jan. 16 incident involving an eight-story-tall apartment building that left at least 25 dead.

A similar collapse in July 2012 killed at least nine people, and in October that year, a further four were killed.

Sources

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/25/residents-trapped-after-sev...

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/79895/Egypt/Politics-/...

"We have spoken since the early days of ZetaTalk about the stretch zones of the world, where plates are pulling apart. The Red Sea is one of these zones, as is the African Rift, pulling apart as Africa rolls into the Indian Ocean.... Buildings will find their infrastructure shifting beneath them, and will either drop into their foundations or slip sideways into a lean."

ZetaTalk: Alexandria Cables (2008)

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 19, 2013 at 8:27pm

http://news.oneindia.in/2013/08/19/bangalore-underconstructed-build...

Bangalore: Under-construction building collapses, 20 injured
Bangalore, Aug 19: Twenty people were injured when a five-storey under-construction building caved in at Someshwaranagar in the city at 9:45 am today. Police said that three others are believed to have been trapped in the basement. Police also confirms that a few construction workers are also missing. Immediately after the incident, police and fire-brigade rushed to the spot to undertake rescue operations. The injured were then taken to NIMHANS. Sources reveal that permission was given to construct only 2 stories by BBMP. But, the owner Sameer Mulla went ahead to constructed 6 stories. On further investigations, police held the poor construction quality as the reason for the collapse. It is said that more than 75 people were working at the construction site when the incident happened. While 20 people have been rescued, few are missing or are injured. Additional police commissioner Kamal Panth visited the spot. "Rescue operation and clearance of debris have been acelarated. However, the narrow lane is obstructing the progress," said Panth. In an earlier incident on Aug 5, a building collapsed in Kengeri, claiming the lives of 4 construction workers.



Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 12, 2013 at 6:03am

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/two-killed-six-injured-in-building-colla...

Two killed, six injured in building collapse at Bhatta Basti

Press Trust of India | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 01:28pm IST

Two persons were killed and six others got injured when a four-storey building collapsed in the Bhatta Basti area of the city on Saturday, while three more persons are feared trapped in the debris, police said.

Two persons were killed and six others were injured when a four-storey building collapsed early in the morning, SHO (Bhatta Basti) Rajesh Kumar said.

http://daily.bhaskar.com/article-ht/RAJ-JPR-disturbing-pics-five-st...

Three other persons are missing and feared trapped in the debris, SHO (Bhatta Basti) Rajesh Kumar said.

Two killed, six injured in building collapse at Bhatta Basti

Two killed, six injured in building collapse at Bhatta Basti

"A family from Bihar was residing in the building as tenants.

Besides the family members, some of their relatives were also staying with them when the incident took place.

It was not an old building," he said.

"One of the two deceased has been identified as Raju, aged around 30 years. Four injured are being treated at two hospitals whereas two were discharged after primary treatment," he said.

Rescue operations are on to pull out those trapped in the debris, he added.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 7, 2013 at 9:52pm

Three killed in building collapse near Agartala

Published: August 7, 2013 18:59 IST | Updated: August 7, 2013 18:59 IST 

Three killed in building collapse near Agartala
Three workers were killed after a building collapsed near Agartala city on Wednesday. The incident which left four workers critically wounded occurred at Jogendranagar area in the afternoon.

“Several workers were engaged in construction of a private building at Kumor Para in Jogendranagar. One part of the building suddenly fell as an effect of heavy rains”, a senior fire service official said.

“Three people died at the scene and four were shifted to GB Hospital. The construction method was faulty leading to collapse”, the official added.

Incessant rains lashed other parts of the State. Water logging disrupted normal life and business in Agartala city.

Owner of the house, who was present there when it collapsed, narrowly escaped the tragedy. Fire service personnel could not immediately reach the spot as there was no fire station nearby and fire tenders were called from a city station.

Doctors said emergency medical facilities were extended to the injured workers. The state government has ordered an enquiry into the incident.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/three-killed-in-...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 5, 2013 at 11:27pm

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/3-killed-11-hurt-as-b...

Published: August 5, 2013 13:03 IST | Updated: August 6, 2013 01:15 IST

3 killed, 11 hurt as building under construction collapses in Kengeri

Fire and Emergency Services personnel along with the police involved in rescue operations at the building that collapsed in Kengeri on Monday. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Fire and Emergency Services personnel along with the police involved in rescue operations at the building that collapsed in Kengeri on Monday. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Three workers were killed and 11 injured when a building under construction collapsed in Kengeri Satellite Town on Monday morning.

The labourers were constructing a three-storey marriage hall at Bandeswamy Math in Kommagatta. The moulding of the second floor’s ceiling was under way when it collapsed. At least 25 workers were on the roof when the accident occurred at around 10 a.m. Some workers fell from the roof while others on the ground floor were trapped under the debris.

Fire and Emergency Services personnel along with advanced rescue vehicles rushed minutes after the collapse. Officials said three bodies had been removed from the debris while a few injured workers were taken to nearby hospitals.

Labourers at the site said over 100 workers from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were at work for the last six months. Some 70 workers were on the ground floor mixing cement and doing other work. Some 25 workers were on the roof. Lalchand (30), one of the labourers injured, toldThe Hindu: “All I remember is that the building collapsed and I was trapped under the debris till some people pulled me out.” The injured were rushed to Rajarajeshwari hospital and Shreya hospital nearby.

The victims have been identified as Venkateshappa (40) from Andhra Pradesh, Shivanna (25) from Gulbarga and Sumit Mondal Khapari (24) from Bihar. Shivanna, who was laying the concrete on the roof, came plummeting down while the other two workers were working on the centring and were trapped underneath the debris.

Police suspect a weak centring led to the collapse. A senior official said the centring was built of wood for a height of 25 feet.

This rendered the building unstable, they said. It was a serious case of negligence on the part of the building authorities, the police added. It is owned by the Eka Bilva Bande Veerashaiva Math.

Cases have been booked under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against contractor Krishnamurthy, centring supervisor Murthy, engineer Jagannath Rao and Sachidananda Swami of the Math. Murthy and Krishnamurthy have been arrested.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 4, 2013 at 6:12am

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/five-storeyed-year-old-buildi...

Five-storeyed 100-year-old building collapses in Delhi's Chandni Chowk

India TV reporter [ Updated 04 Aug 2013, 07:29:38 ]
Five-storeyed 100-year-old building collapses in Delhi's Chandni Chowk

New Delhi, Aug 4: A 100-year-old dilapidated building housing offices, shops and godowns collapsed on Saturday night in Delhi's Chandni Chowk, triggering off a minor fire. Nobody was injured, police and fire officials said. 

The building named B M Shah, bang opposite the famous Gauri Shankar temple in Chandni Chowk, houses several hundred shops, offices and godowns, where crores of rupees worth business used to be transacted. 
Local residents said, a portion of the building began to lean on Saturday afternoon and the local municipal corporation officials were informed, but being a weekend, none of the officials turned up. 

At around 1 am, the five-storeyed building suddenly started collapsing and police and fire brigade were called in. 
A godown inside the building caught fire due to short circuit. Firemen removed the rubble to extinguish the fire. 
The remaining front portion of the old building is also on the verge of collapse, with shutters of shops leaning out.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 30, 2013 at 5:11am

http://www.inquisitr.com/875609/building-collapses-wedding-video/

27 July 2013

Why not start your week with a building collapse during a wedding in process in Kostroma, Russia? Hit that button to see the billing and cooing of the white doves waiting to be released and then the lovely couple themselves approaching the chapel…only to have their big day stolen by the sudden and unexplained collapse of the huge building across the street  Boom.

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