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 June 24, 2013 at 8:37am

Another building collapse claims 7 lives in Mumbai suburb

PTI Jun 22, 2013, 10.08PM IST
(Seven persons were killed…)

MUMBAI: Seven persons were killed and six others injured when a building came crashing down in suburban Dahisar on Saturday, exposing the poor housing conditions of the metropolis and its adjoining areas yet again.

This is the fourth tragedy since April this year. The building - Piyush - collapsed at around 6.30am, civic authorities said, adding that most of those trapped in the rubbles were local vegetable vendors.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 22, 2013 at 11:21pm

Building at Texas A&M equestrian complex collapses

Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:45 am | Updated: 2:22 pm, Sat Jun 22, 2013.

A building at the Texas A&M Equestrian Complex, an $80 million complex under construction on the university's west campus off F&B Road, has collapsed.

The building, a barn about 300 feet long that was under construction, collapsed just before 11 a.m.

Initial reports from emergency responders indicate that four people, all construction workers, were taken to hospitals, with three in critical condition.

After the four injured workers were taken to the hospital, search and rescue efforts were suspended until the building could be stabilized. After the structure was deemed safe, a secondary search ensured that everyone was accounted for and no other injuries were reported, a spokesman for the College Station Fire Department said in a news release.

Comment by Svetlana Faleeva on June 22, 2013 at 9:26pm
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 22, 2013 at 3:59pm

Another building collapse in Mumbai, 5 killed

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 22, 2013 at 1:15am

Building collapse reported in Hopkinton

06/21/2013 1:03 PM

A building collapse was reported at a 19th-century brick building in Hopkinton today, a fire dispatcher said.

No details were immediately available about the extent of the collapse or whether anyone was injured.

The two-story building, at 188 Hayden Rowe St., was built in 1850, according to town records. It is listed as a four-to-eight-family home.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2013 at 4:52am

2 killed,12 hurt in Thane building collapse Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:07 [IST

Mumbai, June 21: Two persons including an infant were killed while 12 injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Mumbra in the adjoining Thane district in the wee hours on Friday. The building, located in Mumbra locality of Thane collapsed around 2:30 am, civic sources said. Six fire tenders and ambulances have been rushed to the spot and rescue work is in progress, the sources said. NDRF and BMC teams were later sent to the spot. According to local people, 7-8 people are still feared to be trapped under the debris. Rain was causing hindrance to the rescue operation. Reports said an warning was issued to the residents by the local municipal authorities since it was not in a good condition. But the warning was reportedly ignored. Police sources said the building was 32-year old and probe would be held into the details behind its collapse. The incident comes two months after another building in Mumbra collapsed, killing over 70 persons. The building, Lucky Compound was collapsed in April.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 18, 2013 at 7:22am

At least 1 buried in NW China building collapse


12:55, June 17, 2013   

LANZHOU, June 17 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was buried in the rubble of acollapsed building in northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday, local authoritiessaid.

The building collapsed around 9:50 a.m. in Chengguan Township, Zhuoni County,according to sources with the fire-fighting authorities of the Tibet AutonomousPrefecture of Gannan, which administers the county.

It has been confirmed that an excavator driver was buried under the debris, butrescuers have not yet determined whether more people were buried.

Search and rescue work for the driver is under way.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 18, 2013 at 7:16am


Workman trapped as building collapsed during demolition

It has been reported by the Exeter Express and Echo that a workman is recovering in hospital after being trapped under a collapsed building at a primary school.

Emergency services were called to Lympstone Primary School in East Devon and the 50-year-old male was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with neck and leg injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

The workman was demolishing a long standing temporary building at the school and the incident was witnessed by several schoolchildren.

Headteacher Tony Priest said:

“The school is going through a period of expansion and as a result some of the older rooms are being demolished. This particular building was a temporary structure that had been in use for many years. During the lunch time two of the walls and the roof of the building came down. There were three workmen on the site, two managed to get clear but the other was caught under the roof. The emergency services arrived promptly and used specialist jacks to raise the rubble. 

It happened at lunchtime so there were children out and about and some saw and heard what happened. We finished the lunch break early and the children were back in class quickly. It is awful to think what might have happened had there been children inside.”

Devon and Cornwall police said:

“There was one man trapped inside by his legs, six to eight feet in rubble. He was extracted by the fire service.  Thankfully the casualty didn’t suffer any major injuries. He’s got a relatively minor ankle injury. He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by land ambulance as a precaution. HSE was advised and will be beginning an investigation into the circumstances.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 18, 2013 at 7:04am

At least 19 dead after monsoon flooding in northern India


Floods and landslides have killed at least 19 people and destroyed buildings after heavy rain in North India.

Fifteen people died in Uttarakhand state. Another four lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh, officials say.

Footage showed a three-storey apartment building being washed away in the town of Uttarkashi. Reports said at least three people died - more are missing.

Another 40 people are unaccounted for in Uttarakhand. Casualty figures are expected to rise.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 17, 2013 at 4:43am

Three women killed in wall collapse

Monday, Jun 17, 2013, 2:02 IST

Two sisters among victims; they were passing by an under-construction building near Dandekar Bridge

Rescue work in progress at Dandekar bridge
Rescue work in progress at Dandekar bridge - Aniruddha Rajandekar/DNA


Three women, including two sisters, died after the compound wall of an under-construction building collapsed on Sunday night. The incident took place outside Suvarnanand Park building at Mangirbaba Chowk near Dandekar Bridge.

The deceased were identified as Sharada Majhire (45, resident of S No 129, Dattawadi), Meera Shirish Athale (56, resident of Narayan Peth) and Madhavi Pangarkar (58, resident of Bibvewadi).

Pangarkar and Athale were sisters and were returning home after meeting their 86-year-old mother in Dattawadi. Majhire was going for night duty to Bhide Hospital off Shastri Road, where she works as a helper.

Shirish Athale, husband of Meera, called up on his wife’s cellphone number as she was late reaching home. He was shocked when the call was received by a constable at Dattawadi police station, who informed him about the accident. Athale said he had advised his wife and sister-in-law against visiting their mother as it was raining heavily. 

Ram Majhire (26), son of Sharada, said his mother was going for the night shift at Bhide Hospital. She was walking near the wall when it suddenly collapsed. He said the same wall had collapsed a few days ago and was constructed again.

After the incident, the fire brigade rushed to the spot. Senior police officials including joint commissioner of police Sanjeevkumar Singhal, deputy commissioner of police (zone II) Ramnath Pokale, police inspector (crime) Rajendra Savant and senior police inspector Satish Govekar also rushed to the spot.

Santosh Patole, a local resident said that while he was standing along with a few friends chatting outside Suvarnanand Park at 8 pm, he suddenly heard a loud crashing noise. “We rushed in the direction of the noise and saw that the big compound wall had collapsed.”

Patole and his friends called up the fire brigade. The local residents rushed to the spot and tried to remove the debris. The fire brigade crew arrived at the spot and brought out the three women from the debris. They were rushed to the hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival. Additional CP (south region) Chandrashekhar Daithankar said the incident took place at 8 pm. When these three women were walking on the footpath outside the Suvarnanand Park building, the 25-feet high compound wall suddenly collapsed. He said, “We have recovered bodies of three women.”

When asked about the action against AV Mulay and Associates, builders and engineers, Daithankar said, “We will inquire into this incident in detail and take action accordingly.”



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