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 Starr DiGiacomo on December 27, 2013 at 7:38am

Calstock homes cut off after road collapses

CalstockA car left hanging off the road was moved to safety by fire crews

Part of a Cornwall village has been cut off after a section of road collapsed following heavy rain.

At least 20 homes in Calstock are without road access after the landslip on Lower Kelly on Christmas Day.

Fire crews have moved a car to safety which was perched on the edge of the road following the slip.

Resident Thierry Lauze said he had to borrow a car because of the collapse as "unfortunately, I think our car is going to stay here for a long time."

The rainfall on Monday and Tuesday led to homes in south-east and south-west England being flooded.

Many rivers remain swollen after the storms, which led to power cuts and travel delays, but in Cornwall, Western Power Distribution reported that electricity had been restored to all homes and businesses who suffered cuts earlier this week.

The Environment Agency has warned that there could be further significant flooding in parts of southern England as heavy rain and high winds is forecast across the UK.

Road collapses on banks of River Tamar as Plymouth travellers warned about storms ahead

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: December 27, 2013

TRAVELLERS are being warned to brace themselves for disruption today as stormy weather looks set to return to Plymouth.

The city briefly basked in winter sun yesterday – but it didn’t last as a low pressure system headed towards the South West bringing more rain and winds.

As much as 20mm of rain was predicted to have landed on Plymouth overnight, after the heavens opened during the evening.

High winds caused a tree to fall in Budshead Road overnight, with police closing the Milford Lane in both directions whilst it was cleared away.

And a lamppost fell down across the road outside the Spar shop in Ford Street, Tavistock.

But while the rain subsides into showers today, the city is expected to be battered by winds of up to 70mph.

“There will be strong winds from the early hours of Friday and throughout much of the day,” said forecaster Helen Roberts at the Met Office in Exeter. “There will be blustery showers.”

She added: “Travel disruption will be the big thing. People planning to travel on Friday will face strong winds so there’s inevitably going to be problems on road and rail.

“So take care if travelling, and if you don’t have to do it, leave it until later.”

She advised people hoping to make a move after the Christmas break to stay aware of the weather situation by checking with the Met Office website, and look out for any warnings.

Meanwhile, the rain landing on Plymouth is likely to only add to already saturated ground, leading to the danger of flooding and landslips.

In Calstock, South East Cornwall, a road had already collapsed, thought to be resulting from saturated ground. Resident Ian Craft said the highway, in Lower Kelly, began to subside mid-morning on Christmas Day and then sank further during the night.

“Five houses have been evacuated,” he said. “They have managed to find accommodation with friends or relatives. Nobody was hurt. We still have power and water.”

He said the road was a dead-end, and some residents were unable to get their cars through.

Mrs Roberts, at the Met Office, said the current rainfall was not expected to be heavy – but warned: “The ground is saturated at the moment and can’t take more, so we could get localised flooding issues.”

As for the weekend, that looks set for better weather, with Mrs Roberts saying: “Saturday will have a few heavy showers, but with brighter spells in between, and winds being less strong.”

And she said Sunday would be a “fairly decent day”. But it won’t last. The next low pressure system is set to arrive overnight between Sunday and Monday, and more rain and gales could strike on New Year’s Eve.

Comment by Lana on December 22, 2013 at 9:03am

Shocking Indian football stadium collapse leaves more than 100 people injured

Watch the video on the link:

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 22, 2013 at 4:22am

Houses and pub evacuated after Bell Shopping Centre in Kent collapses

  • Dec 21, 2013 20:13
  • No injuries have been reported but a large part of Sittingbourne has been cordoned off as a precaution

    Bell Centre, SittingbourneBell Centre, Sittingbourne
    Chris Whippet

    A large part of a town centre has been evacuated after part of a shopping centre collapsed in Kent.

    Emergency services were called to the Bell Centre in Sittingbourne around 6pm.

    Pictures from the scene appear to show part of the building has fallen onto parked cars.

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    SITTINGBOURNE update: Another photo of the collapsed Bell Centre. Unknown if anyone's injured. 


Comment by Howard on December 19, 2013 at 11:16pm

Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapses in London During Show, Over 80 Injured (Dec 19)
A rescue operation was under way Thursday after part of the ceiling in the Apollo Theatre in central London collapsed during a performance, injuring more than 80 people, four of them seriously, officials said.

Nick Harding from Kingsland Fire Station said: "A section of the theatre's ceiling collapsed onto the audience who were watching the show. The ceiling took parts of the balconies down with it.

He added: "In my time as a fire officer I've never seen an incident like this."

"It was like slow motion," said one girl, who initially thought the sound of the falling ceiling was sound effects, but soon learned otherwise. "It just kinda came down."

"You initially thought it was part of the play and then you could feel things on you," said an older woman. "The dust that came down -- you couldn't see in front of you."

Metropolitan Police said in a tweet that those who were seriously hurt had been taken to hospitals in central London, and that there was no immediate indication of fatalities.

Authorities responded to the report at about 8:15 p.m., police said in a tweet.

Within an hour, a spokesman for the fire department said everyone including those who had been hurt had been freed from the building, which was at or near its 775-seat capacity, as is customary during the Christmas season.

Martin Bostock, who was with his wife and two children, said he thought the cave-in was part of the show until something very hard hit him on the head and chaos and panic erupted.

"You couldn't see across the room because of the dust, which we were all breathing in," he told CNN. "It was absolutely horrific and very terrifying. I was with my wife and two kids. Thank God, we got out."

Paramedics arrived carrying stretchers as police cordoned off the area.

A few minutes later, some of the paramedics emerged from the theater, their stretcher full; others helped someone limp out of the building.

A 29-year-old theatergoer named Hannah told CNN that she witnessed the event, which occurred about 40 minutes into the show, from Row E, near the front.

She said it started slowly, then accelerated as it dropped plaster and wood on the crowd. She said she heard someone say that a woman had broken her leg and she saw people with cuts and scrapes. But, she added, people made their way out of the building in an orderly manner.

Many were taken initially to the Lyric Theatre, located next door.

As she spoke, dozens and dozens of police, fire and ambulance vehicles filled the street in front of the theater.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 17, 2013 at 9:53pm

Posted: 11:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

House collapses in San Francisco's Twin Peaks neighborhood


A home undergoing a major remodeling project collapsed late Monday night, tumbling down a hillside in San Francisco's Twin Peaks neighborhood, authorities said.

San Francisco police said they began getting phone calls at about 10:30 p.m. reporting the collapse of the residence in the 100 block of Crown Terrace.

Fortunately, no one was in the home at the time of the collapse. A nearby home, however, had to be evacuated.

The home was owned by San Francisco Port Commissioner Mel Murphy and was in the process of a major expansion from a two-story structure to four stories. Construction crews were in the process of adding 4,000 square feet to the home.

Building inspectors were set to examine the rubble in an attempt to determine the cause of the collapse.

Records show the home was originally built in 1941 and that Murphy had originally sought permission to demolish and replace it with a new structure.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 9, 2013 at 11:23pm

Accident: Eight labourers injured in roof collapse

Published: December 10, 2013

Four press workers and four labourers were buried underneath the rubble. PHOTO: FILE


Eight labourers and factory workers were injured on Monday when the roof of an under-construction house in Madina Town caved in. A wall of an adjacent building also collapsed.

Rescue officials believe the roof collapsed due to vibrations caused by heavy machinery being operated at the adjacent printing press.

The injured, including four printing press workers, were taken to the district headquarters hospital.

Police said Mirza Gulbaz, a resident of Mansoorabad, had set up printing press on Mehar Chowk in Madina Town. He had installed heavy machinery.

They said the machinery was so heavy that the entire building jolted while it was being used.

They said the continuous jolts had resulted in the collapse of the roof of an under-construction house adjacent to the press building. A wall of the press building also came down.

Four press workers and four labourers were buried underneath the rubble. Rescue officials were called and the men were pulled out.

The injured were identified as Shehzad Ibrahim of Chak 115-RB, Abdus Shakoor of Chicha Watni, Muhammad Umar of 202 Gatti Sharqi, Sohail Arshad of Rasool Park, Shehbaz Riaz of Rasool Park, Mehmood Ali of Data Park in Mansoorabad, Iftikhar Jaffar of Rasool Park and Hafeez Mughal of Chak 115-RB.

Peoples Colony ASP Ataur Rehman and Madina Town Station House Officer Muhammad Hussain arrived at the spot.

The ASP ordered an inquiry into the incident. He said it would be probed if the builders had been using sub-standard material for the construction.

Police said they had not received a complaint so far.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2013.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 8, 2013 at 8:20pm

Collapsed Culvert Leaves Neighbors Stranded

POCA, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Even though the heavy rains are behind us, for some people in Putnam County, the headache is just beginning.

"We have no way of getting in and out," Loretta Lovejoy said.

Some neighbors in Poca woke up Saturday morning to find the only road in and out of their small community washed away.

Following a quick period of freeze and thaw, Friday's heavy rains easily cleared the loose sediment that held a culvert in place.

Lovejoy's ailing mother lives in one of the stranded houses.

"She has lung problems, she has heart problems," Lovejoy said.

She's concerned over whether an ambulance could get in.

"I worry about my mom being out here, and then us not being able to get in here to her if something did happen," Lovejoy said.

Unfortunately, the path to get this road and others back open is an uncertain one.

"Water, it's different than snow. It's kind of a wait and see. You can't push the water out of the way," Carrie Bly with the Department of Highways said.

For DOH officials, these wet conditions mean changing gears.

Usually, December brings snow preps. Now, they're shuffling to clear debris

It's forcing people to rely on back roads, or in the case in Poca, the kindness of a neighboring company allowing them to escapethrough a cleared path

If the company wouldn't allow these people to use their property, the DOH says they will work with emergency services to give neighbors access to emergency care.

Unfortunately, it looks like it'll be about a week until Old Delta Road is back open.

A new culvert has been ordered and will be cut and installed as soon as possible.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 5, 2013 at 9:46pm

Culvert collapse sinks portion of Port Charlotte road

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 10:36 PM EST

A Port Charlotte road could remain closed for up to a year after a culvert running beneath it collapsed, causing the pavement to buckle and making the road impassable.

Simply replacing a culvert costs about $1 million. Add in the repairs now needed to Kenilworth Boulevard, and the bill may be quite a bit higher.

The price plays into the time to fix it - the county says that, at the moment, they just don't have the funds.

Kenilworth isn't a main road, so the effects on traffic are confined to residents of the immediate area.

It's closed from Porter Street to Yorkshire Road.

The collapse doesn't come as a complete surprise. The county started an extensive water structure replacement project in Port Charlotte in 2000 because many of the drainage pipes are failing.

So far, 26 of the 40 targeted have been replaced.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 4, 2013 at 8:31pm

Complete and utter road collapse with more roads at risk in Italy.

Supermarket sinks into ground in devastating landslide

video link of the devastation.

Giant craters were ripped out of roads in southern Italy and buildings sank into the ground after a major landslide tore through a small town.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 3, 2013 at 4:41am

One dead, two injured after retaining wall collapse at upstate New York construction site 

A retaining wall gave way as concrete was poured Monday in Maybrook, trapping one worker and injuring two others. It took hours to lift and secure the wall to recover the body of the dead worker.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013, 5:38 PM
ABC News took video from above the accident scene Monday afternoon. One of the survivors was flown to a local medical center.


ABC News took video from above the accident scene Monday afternoon. One of the survivors was flown to a local medical center.

One person is dead and two were injured after a retaining wall collapsed on three workers Monday at a Maybrook, New York construction site.

It took emergency personnel hours to lift the wall off the body of the dead worker, who was killed when the wall gave way as concrete was poured around 12:30 p.m. at 918 Homestead Ave. in Orange County.



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