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

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 1, 2014 at 2:58am

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Road Collapse Sends Several Cars Onto Rail Tracks In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WNEW/AP) — Officials say a block-long sinkhole opened up in a residential neighborhood in northeast Baltimore, sucking in several cars and forcing the evacuation of several houses.

The fire department tweeted on its official Twitter account that a sinkhole opened up Wednesday afternoon in the first block of 26th Street between Charles and St. Paul streets. The sinkhole opened next to railroad tracks used by CSX.

The block of rowhouses was being evacuated and a building inspector has been called. The fire department said no injuries had been reported.

CSX has suspended rail traffic, according to a fire department tweet. Transportation officials were said to be conducting an analysis of the street.

According to one witness, the site looks like a landslide had occurred.

Rain has drenched central Maryland for more than 24 hours.

St. Paul Street is closed between 28th and 25th streets, and Charles Street is closed between 25th and 26th streets.

Cars parked along 26th Street between Charles Street and St. Paul Street collapsed onto CSX rail tracks. (Photo credit: Stacey Mink)

Cars parked along 26th Street between Charles Street and St. Paul Street collapsed onto CSX rail tracks. (Photo credit: Stacey Mink)

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1 car still at edge of Baltimore sinkhole. Owner was told ground under it is concave. Too dangerous to move. @WNEW

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Owners of the last car hanging on the edge of Baltimore sinkhole watch and wait to see what happens.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 30, 2014 at 10:37pm

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road collapse

APRIL 30: Vehicles rest at the bottom of a ravine after the Scenic Highway collapsed near Pensacola, Fla. Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle and along the Alabama coast. According to the National Weather Service, an estimated 15-20 inches of rain has fallen in Pensacola in the past 24 hours. (Katie E. King/Pensacola News Journal)

Katie E. King

APRIL 30: Vehicles rest at the bottom of a ravine after the Scenic Highway collapsed near Pensacola, Fla. Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle and along the Alabama coast. According to the National Weather Service, an estimated 15-20 inches of rain has fallen in Pensacola in the past 24 hours. (Katie E. King/Pensacola News Journal)

http://photos.al.com/alphotos/2014/04/girby_road_collapse_4.html

Girby Road Collapse

Girby Road Collapse

Girby Road in west Mobile, Ala., is closed Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014, after rushing storm waters washed out the roadway, causing a collapse

http://fox10tv.com/2014/04/30/road-problems-in-mobile-county/


Road Problems in Mobile County


BLB FLOODED STREET

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. -  The overnight rains created headaches for folks throughout Mobile County.
Many were left dodging sinkholes and flooded roads Wednesday morning.

Fox Ten News found a deceptively dangerous situation on Hamilton Blvd near San Marino Drive.

Hamilton was closed after someone reported a crack across the road, and water flowing under the highway.

A county worker who came out to inspect the situation fell waist deep into the ground when a sinkhole opened beneath him.

The worker was standing on the dirt just off the road when it happened.
Another worker helped the man out. Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt.


Just about every yard on San Marino was flooded but residents were more worried about the heavy traffic that was being detoured onto to their street from Hamilton.

“They’re diverting all the 18-wheelers with all the heavy stuff on them down our road. This is swamp land to start with. We’re worried about it cracking, then we’re going to be stranded,” Sandy Artry said.

The folks on San Marino won’t have to worry about one 18 wheeler. The driver, Kenneth Weaver couldn’t make the sharp turn. Weaver said he would have to come up with a different strategy.

“It’s too sharp of a turn to make with this long trailer here,” Weaver said.

Our crew couldn’t get to Jessica Breland’s house on Davenport in Bayou LaBatre because her road was flooded. She may have been stranded, but we did spot several people who were willing to drive through the water.

Jyssica Stagner was one of them. Just moments after telling Fox Ten News she felt safe driving through the water covered street she ended up stuck in the middle of the road.

She had to call a friend to get her car out. She said she learned a tough lesson.

“I’m going to say right now, if you don’t got a truck, don’t come through here. It ain’t worth it. It’s not worth losing your vehicle over,” Stagner said.

The rain is gone, but it may take awhile to repair all the road damage.

Fortunately, there haven’t been any reports of serious injuries as a result of the road problems in Mobile County.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 29, 2014 at 6:36pm

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Eight-storey building collapses in Surat, injures six

 April 29, 2014 

Surat (Gujarat), Apr. 29 (ANI): The collapse of an eight-storey building in Gujarat’s Surat has injured six people on Tuesday.

Fire brigade and rescue teams reached the site of the collapse and freed the injured people stuck under the debris as well as the residents stuck on the floors.

“A message was received in the fire emergency control room at 12:55 that the slab of a building in Kanhaiya apartment at Ghod dod road has collapsed. Fire brigade reached the site but the inner compartment of the building from its sixth floor had fallen completely. Six-seven people were stuck in the building. The fire brigade has rescued six people and sent them to the hospital. The work to remove debris is on,” said fire officer of Surat Municipal Corporation, Pankaj Patel.

The building crumpled from its inner portion, thus giving a chance to the residents to escape from the balconies.

Reasons for the collapse are as yet unknown and being investigated but according to primary report, the building might have collapsed due to drill work taking place on the sixth floor.

“Renovation work was being carried out at some flat. And they were removing a part with the help of a drill machine which caused vibrations and the building collapsed. This is according to the preliminary information . But the final report of the engineer will reveal the real cause of the collapse,” said city Mayor, Niranjan Zanzmera.

Three people are reported dead but the news has not been confirmed by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) authorities.

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway. (ANI)

Comment by Howard on April 27, 2014 at 7:30pm

Alaskan Ferry Dock Mysteriously Collapses (Apr 24)

The state ferry dock in Skagway, Alaska remains underwater and is closed indefinitely after it sank on early Thursday morning.

"Nobody's really sure what happened... but it was a surprise," says Skagway resident Gary Heger, who was one of the first to see the dock submerged on Thursday morning.

By about 9:30 a.m., the dock was fully submerged and the passenger walkway had collapsed.

The dock, about 40 by 50 metres in size and made up of 24 concrete chambers, is normally used to load passengers and vehicles onto Alaska Marine Highway System ferries.

It's now fully submerged at high tide and partially submerged during low tide.

State transportation engineers and a diver have been on site and are still assessing the damage and what could have caused the dock to give way.

"The word that the engineer used is he's perplexed," says Jeremy Woodrow, a spokesman with the Alaska Department of Transportation, who says the dock is resting on the seafloor.

"We actually have inspected every one of those individual chambers [in the dock] in the last year and there was no indication of any wear."

Yesterday, yellow absorbent boom was laid around the structure.

The Alaska Marine Highway System has cancelled all sailings for the next two weeks.

Woodrow says if the dock can be salvaged, it will take some time before it will be ready to accept ferry traffic.

"We're working with the municipality of Skagway and other marine facilities to see if there's a temporary solution that we can put in place with our ferry system," he says, "or maybe we need to bring in a temporary floating dock so we can restore ferry service."

Sources

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/skagway-ferry-remains-closed-af...

http://www.ktoo.org/2014/04/25/skagway-dock-still-underwater/

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 26, 2014 at 6:38pm

http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/1-killed-1-missing-in-Vienn...

1 killed, 1 missing in Vienna building collapse

VIENNA (AP) — A residential building in Austria's capital partially collapsed after an apparent explosion Saturday, killing one person and leaving another missing, officials said. Five others were injured.

Witnesses heard a dull thud before the top two floors of the building collapsed, raining debris onto the street in Vienna's 15th district shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday (0800 GMT; 4 a.m. EDT).

"There was a cloud of dust, and lots of people screaming and running," Ted Knops, a 32-year-old resident, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "It was like a science-fiction movie when something comes bursting through the wall."

Police spokeswoman Adina Mircioane said a 19-year-old man who was rescued from the rubble died on his way to a hospital.

"We are looking for a woman in her 50s who is still missing," Mircioane said, adding that the five other people had been treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the explosion was still being investigated, she said.

A video taken by Knops showed a vast plume of dust enveloping the street moments after the incident. The video was reviewed by the AP and along with Knops' description appeared consistent with the police.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 25, 2014 at 7:53pm

http://en.trend.az/regions/casia/kazakhstan/2267158.html

Collapse in construction site in Kazakh capital, 18 injured

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25

Steel structures collapsed at the construction site of a residential complex Korkem in the city of Astana, 18 people were injured in the incident. Novosti-Kazakhstan reported with the reference to city's department of Emergency Ministry.

"As many as 18 people were injured, according to preliminary data," the press release said.

Rescue bodies were informed about the incident at about 9 a.m. local time. The rescuers recovered four people from rubble upon arrival to the construction site. The remaining steel sheets of metal construction had been fixed.

Two witnesses of the collapse received psychological aid.

Currently rescue workers and representatives of regional authorities, Korkem residential complex and work safety continue working on site.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 25, 2014 at 2:00am

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Two-storey building collapse at Oworonsoki, Lagos  

A two-storey building under construction on Sea Beach lane at Oworonsoki, a suburb in Lagos state collapsed today April 24th leaving 4 children and 6 adults with various degrees of injury. Reports say the children were on the site to help with menial jobs when the building gave way. The 10 victims were immediately rushed to the General Hospital Gbagada where they’re all receiving treatment. - See more at: http://www.gistplaza.com/two-storey-building-collapse-oworonsoki-la...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 17, 2014 at 7:24pm

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in new network Kunming on 16 April, (Ren Dong) the 16 day at 2 pm, Kunming City People's Road West Road sudden large area of road foundation collapse, but when the accident occurred late at night, no vehicles through, causing no casualties.

8 am, a car pass by the section of the public said: "early received police prompt message, collapse site pictures have also seen in Micro message and micro-blog, know the situation after the patience to wait for the traffic, and no imagination of congestion."

reporter nine am in the collapse sections of the scene, there are about 30 meters Road collapse the road, road 1/3 into a pit, not accompanied by clay stone fell, several workers were collapse billboard road surrounding removed. Reportedly, 2010 due to west of the people of the subway Weidang construction and building the detour convenient people around.

according to the traffic police on duty, the 16 day morning found collapse, have put the road in time to close, and the traffic in the intersection, and remind the passing vehicles bypass.

at present, road collapse reason is in further investigation.

A large area of ground collapse @_implode_@ field workers remove bi...

in new network Kunming on 16 April, (Ren Dong) the 16 day at 2 pm, Kunming City People's Road West Road sudden large area of road foundation collapse, but when the accident occurred late at night, no vehicles through, causing no casualties.

8 am, a car pass by the section of the public said: "early received police prompt message, collapse site pictures have also seen in Micro message and micro-blog, know the situation after the patience to wait for the traffic, and no imagination of congestion."

reporter nine am in the collapse sections of the scene, there are about 30 meters Road collapse the road, road 1/3 into a pit, not accompanied by clay stone fell, several workers were collapse billboard road surrounding removed. Reportedly, 2010 due to west of the people of the subway Weidang construction and building the detour convenient people around.

according to the traffic police on duty, the 16 day morning found collapse, have put the road in time to close, and the traffic in the intersection, and remind the passing vehicles bypass.

at present, road collapse reason is in further investigation.

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2014-04-16 12:44:00

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 17, 2014 at 7:07pm

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Minor Dead, Many Feared Trapped As Building Collapse In Faisalabad

Minor dead, many feared trapped as building collapse in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: A minor was killed and several people are feared trapped under the rubble as a two-storied building collapsed in Faisalabad here on Thursday.
The building is located near Sana Park in Faisalabad. Rescue officials reached the spot and pulled from two kids from the rubble.
Many are still trapped as rescue operation continues

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 14, 2014 at 8:03pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grosvenor-square-building-coll...

Grosvenor Square building collapse: One killed and another injured at Mayfair construction site

Police were called to the site in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair at 3.45pm this afternoon




Tragic: Emergency services at the scene of partial building collapse in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair

A building has partially collapsed in central London leaving one man dead and at least one other person injured, Scotland Yard said.

Police were called to the site in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair at 3.45pm this afternoon where the man, who was working on the site and is believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead.

At least one other person has been hurt and ambulance staff are at the scene, Scotland Yard said.

Officers have asked members of the public to avoid the area, including anyone planning to go to a demonstration nearby at 6pm.

The force said: "Police are advising motorists and the public to avoid the Grosvenor Square area following a partial building collapse.

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"Police were called at 3.45pm today, Monday, 14 April, to a building site on Grosvenor Square. Officers, London Ambulance Service, London's Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade are in attendance.

"A man, believed to be in his early 30s, who was working on the site was pronounced dead at the scene. At least one other person has been injured.

"The Health and Safety Executive has been informed. Road closures remain in place.

"Officers are also advising anyone who was planning to attend a demonstration in the area from 1800hrs today that it may not be possible to attend the approved location."

Receptionist Salima Cherrad, 26, said she saw construction workers coming out of a building that had scaffolding up.

She said: "We saw a helicopter here in Grosvenor Square and we assumed it was something that happened with the guys and the scaffolding. There were lots of them who came out of the building at the same time and they were all gathering at one spot in the square."



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