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 November 18, 2014 at 1:59am

Tenn.

http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/several-injure...

Updated:
Monday, November 17 2014, 06:33 PM EST
Several Injured After 2 Buildings Collapse On Construction Site
Developers for multi-million dollar townhomes are trying to figure out what their next step is, after two of their buildings collapsed in Chattanooga Monday.
 
The accident sent one construction worker to the hospital, according to Chattanooga firefighters. It happened behind Springhill Suites off Molly Lane and Riverfront Parkway about 10 a.m. in the project known as Cameron Harbor Homes. Nashville-based developer Aaron White, of Evergreen Real Estate, told NewsChannel9's Briona Arradondo what he believes caused it.
 
"We had some heavy wind gust come up off the river, and that partially completed structure basically functioned like a sail. It caught all of the wind," said White. "It wasn't yet complete and ready to withstand those kinds of winds the way it would be when it's all done."
 
Firefighters said no one got trapped under the debris.
 
"Fortunately, when firefighters arrived, all of the injured parties were already out from underneath the structure," said Bruce Garner, spokesperson for Chattanooga Fire Department.

All eyes remained on the third unstable townhouse as it leaned to one side.
 
City Building Inspector Dallas Rucker said the project wasn't even due for an inspection yet because it was in the middle of being framed up. White said they would have had an inspection at the end of the week.
 
"We've instructed the crews to take those homes all the way back down to the foundation. We're going to start over, rebuild them," said White. "We'll bring a third-party structural engineer that will take a fresh look at all the homes and the work processes. They will make their recommendations, and then we'll follow that professionally engineered plan to a T." 

The owner of the last-standing townhouse arrived to take pictures of the damage. He didn't want to talk on camera but told NewsChannel9 that he was concerned. Developers said they may not be finished by spring anymore.
 
"We're not yet ready to say how this will affect the timeline, but I do know that we'll take the time to get the process and the product adjusted, if necessary, fix it right, and quality will come first over timeline," said White.

Developers and firefighters are calling this an extraordinary situation.
 
"If the building looked like the one that's still standing, it's really quite amazing that we didn't have more serious injuries than what we had," said Garner. "We're hoping that the one person who was transported was not seriously injured. It could have been a lot worse."
Comment by KM on November 16, 2014 at 11:37pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2836805/Building-collapse-F...

Collapse of 210-year-old building in New Orleans' historic French Quarter raises warning flags about decay in one of America's oldest and most fragile neighborhoods

  • No one was injured when a 210-year-old, three-story building collapsed in late October
  • The episode has thrown into focus an array of problems throughout the nearly 300-year-old French Quarter
  • Perhaps the biggest problem is that no one is charged with making sure the Quarter's 3,000 old buildings are stable

The collapse of a 210-year-old building in the heart of the French Quarter is raising warning flags about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections in one of America's oldest and most fragile neighborhoods.

No one was injured when the three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in late October, but the episode has thrown into focus an array of problems throughout the nearly 300-year-old Quarter. Among them: structural decay, voracious termites at work on aged wood beams, Louisiana's humid climate, absentee landlords and the stresses of modern life as rattle streets and balconied buildings standing shoulder to shoulder.

Perhaps the biggest problem, though, is that no one is charged with making sure the Quarter's 3,000 old buildings are stable. And the city has no in-depth inspection policy tailored to the distinct qualities of its first neighborhood.

Collapse: Pedestrians watch down the street from where a three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in the historic French Quarter  in New Orleans on October 22 

The single inspector at the Vieux Carre Commission, the city's zoning arm for the Quarter, only has authority to inspect a building's exterior. Citations are routine for gaudy signs and Plexiglas — violations of historical standards — or letting a facade decay. Owners can't be cited for letting a floor sag or allowing mortar to deteriorate to dust on the interiors of their buildings. There are city building and fire , but they do not do random inspections of old structures.

The commission's check-ups amount to 'a visual inspection that occurs from the streets, corners, and any aerial views that we are readily afforded,' said commission chairman  Musso. 'We do not have the ability to  a piece of property, or a courtyard, or a rear of a building. It could have been crucial in this particular instance.'

Even based on superficial assessments, he's concerned about the condition of some structures: 'We do have a series of buildings that are highly suspect, should we say.'

Though many residents and preservationists deem the collapse a wake-up call, longtime Quarter real estate agent Michael Wilkinson thinks the steady rise of wealthier owners ensures most properties are being looked after. Property values have increased by as much as 30 percent in recent years.

Accident: The collapse near the heart of the Quarter came at lunchtime on a Tuesday on a block of Royal Street lined with high-end art galleries, boutiques,  stores and restaurants




Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 16, 2014 at 12:29am

http://www.ecns.cn/2014/11-15/142838.shtml

2 killed, 7 injured in building collapse in south China

2014-11-15 16:59Xinhua

Rescuers work at the site of house collapse at Changyaoling Village in the Baiyun District of Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Nov 15, 2014. (Xinhua/Lu Jiandong)

Rescuers work at the site of house collapse at Changyaoling Village in the Baiyun District of Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Nov 15, 2014. (Xinhua/Lu Jiandong)

Two people died and seven others were injured after a building collapsed in south China's Guangdong Province, local sources said on Saturday.

The six-story building, under construction at Changyaoling Village of Baiyun District of Guangzhou City, collapsed in early Saturday morning, the city's police said.

Xinhua correspondents saw at the scene the walls of first and second floors remained intact, but the floors above them collapsed. The police said that one of the injured is in serious condition.

Residents nearby said that they heard loud noise and felt tremor in the morning. Several residential buildings suffered an electricity blackout afterwards.

Rescue work is under way and cause of the accident is being investigated.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 14, 2014 at 2:03am

http://www.hivisasa.com/nakuru/news/118623/3-dead-5-injured-olengur...

3 dead, 5 injured in Olenguruone building collapse

13 November - 22:42

At least three people died on Thursday morning and more than five people injured after a wall of a building collapsed near the Olenguruone Olive petrol station in Olenguruone town.

Police said the victims were hit by flying materials after the wall crashed onto the streets before the injured victims were pulled from debris and taken to hospital.

Olenguruone OCPD Samuel Mburu said the collapse may have been caused by poor construction but was quick to note that they were yet to find out the actual cause.

“We have called house construction experts to check on what caused the incident,” said a police officer.

Witnesses said they heard a loud bang before the wall came down in the morning while workers were inside. Then other workers nearby rushed to the scene and raised an alarm.

Police officers moved in haste disperse crowds to facilitate the rescue of victims by using a crane to remove debris.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 13, 2014 at 1:53am

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/watch-buildings-...

Buildings collapse onto Wirral street sparks massive emergency operation

  • Nov 12, 2014 22:33
  • Residents in adjoining homes were forced to evacuate when two buildings collapsed into rubble without warning

  • Two derelict council owned buildings in a terraced row collapsed into a Merseyside street.

    No one was reported as trapped or injured after the properties fell into King Street,Wallasey at around 7.30pm.

    Residents in the terrace, between Rudgrave Place and Glenalmond Road, were evacuated and fire and rescue dogs searched the rubble as a precaution.

    At 10.30pm, Merseyside Fire and Rescue was working with National Grid to make sure the gas supply was  isolated.

    It was unclear when residents would be able to return, and many spoke of their shock.

    Eric Robertson, who lives next door to the collapsed building, told the ECHO: “I was watching Coronation Street when I heard what sounded like a ceiling collapsing and creaking.

    “Then there was a massive crash I felt the building shake.

    “I came out to the front and saw the front of the shop next door lying on the pavement.

    “The whole of the top two storeys had disappeared along with the roof and I saw an ambulance passing by.

    “I asked the driver to call the police and he said they were on their way.

    “When the police arrived, they started evacuating people from the area.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 4, 2014 at 9:36pm

http://www.thelocal.se/20141104/two-dead-in-stockholm-building-coll...

Two dead in Stockholm wall collapse

The site in Stockholm where the building collapsed. Photo: TT

Two dead in Stockholm wall collapse

Published: 04 Nov 2014 10:33 GMT+01:00
Updated: 04 Nov 2014 12:33 GMT+01:00

A wall on a building site where a power plant was being built has collapsed, killing two people and seriously injuring another.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 9am on Tuesday after a wall estimated to weigh up to 50 tonnes collapsed in the Jägmästargaten area where energy company Fortum was building a new power plant.
 
Three people were hurt. Two died and another has been taken to Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm.
 
Around 800 people work on the site and most staff have been sent home for the day.
 
The identities of the dead have not been revealed. According to the TT news agency, their families have yet to be informed.
 
A large part of the site has been sealed off.
 
Since 2010 at least 200 people have died of injuries sustained at work in Sweden, including 42 deaths in the construction industry.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 1, 2014 at 12:19am

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/5-storey-building-fall...

5-storey building falls, techie dies

The body of the software engineer extricated from the debris (Source: Express photo by Arul Horizon)The body of the software engineer extricated from the debris (Source: Express photo by Arul Horizon)
Express News Service | Pune | Posted: November 1, 2014 4:01 am

Residents of five-storey Pitaram Complex in Narhe village had a narrow escape in the early hours of Friday, when the building collapsed killing a young software engineer who had alerted them to save their lives.

Residents said they had detected cracks on walls over the last few days. A resident said they raised the matter with the building supervisor on Thursday. But nobody thought the building would collapse as construction was hardly done over a year ago. The deceased, Sandeep Mohite (29), was a resident of 503, and stayed with his parents. His sister and brother-in-law lived in flat 504.

Sandeep’s father Dilip Mohite (57) said, “Sandeep noticed something like an earthquake around 3 am and raised an alarm. Soon, we rushed down and saw huge cracks on walls. My wife, son, daughter, son-in-law and I moved out. Sandeep went to the basement where we had parked our car and a motorbike. He was about to come out with the car when the building collapsed,” said Dilip.

“We never expected the building to collapse as it was constructed hardly a year ago. We shifted just three months back,” he added. Kalpesh Shah, who lives nearby, informed police and fire brigade around 3.10 am. Police teams, fire brigade and government officials rushed to the spot. All residents, except Sandeep and a woman and a child from from one Gupta family were not accounted for. Initially, we though three persons were stuck in debris. Later, police contacted the Guptas who had left a day earlier. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and fire brigade teams intensified efforts to rescue Sandeep.

Cranes were pressed into action. Around 5 pm,  they reached the spot in the basement where Sandeep was lying unconscious in his car. After he was brought out doctors pronounced him dead. Post-mortem reports confirmed he died due to suffocation.

Police said there were about 20 apartments and eight were occupied by families. Some were flat owners while others were tenants. Police said the building was constructed by Kishorbhai Pitambar Vadgama of V K Associates and the owner of the land was Ranjit Desai.
Government officials confirmed that the building violated construction norms. Officials said the builder did not follow norms and added an extra floor without permission, on weak foundation.

Additional commissioner of police Chandrashekhar Daithankar said, “We detained the builder for inquiry. Investigation will be done to check irregularities in construction.” The process of lodging an offence was on at Sinhagad police station late on Friday.

Prakash Yadav, who was living in flat 502 with his family on rent said, “We heard unusual noise around 3 am. We thought it was an earthquake. We tried to move out. But the door was not opening. So we kicked at the door hard. As soon as the door opened,

we moved out and the building collapsed within seconds. We could see cracks developing and widening as we were stepping down the stairs. We are in a state of shock. All our belongings are stuck in debris.” Chief Fire Officer Prashant Ranpise said, “A team of 40 firemen and four fire tenders were pressed into action around 3.30 am. The work of removing the rubble is still on.” S Ahmed, assistant commandant, NDRF said, “Our three teams were involved in rescue operations since 5.30 am. We used advanced equipment. We called off the operation around 7.30 pm.” 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 31, 2014 at 4:10am

http://www.click2houston.com/news/portion-of-southwest-houston-budd...

Portion of southwest Houston Buddhist temple collapses

Published On: Oct 30 2014 06:07:48 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 30 2014 07:05:02 PM CDT

HOUSTON -

Police closed off a Buddhist temple in southwest Houston after a portion of the building collapsed Thursday morning.

The sacred prayer room has been sectioned off after the roof collapsed at the Vietnam Buddhist Temple.

"I tried to calm myself down, and accept what I see and hear, without negative reaction because whatever happened, happened already," said Buddhist monk Thich Dao Quang.



According to officers, an alarm went off at around 1:45 a.m. Thursday at the temple on Synott near Old Richmond. Resident monks don't start praying until around 4:30 a.m., so no one was inside when the roof fell.

"I feel very, very sad, but it is a Buddha blessing that nobody was in there," said Thu Thao Dang.

The entire compound spans 20 acres. The members spent years raising funds to build the portion of the worship center that has stood for 14 years.

"This area is very important, over 100 people pray every Sunday," said Quang.

Although the building has significant damage, they plan to rebuild.

"No one got hurt. Being a Buddhist monk, the most important thing is damage to spiritual life and damage to emotional, but I think with the community support we can rebuild," said Quang.

According to the district chief of the Houston Fire Department, structural engineers were expected to arrive at the temple sometime Thursday to assess the damage and try to determine what caused the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 24, 2014 at 11:55pm

http://www.omaha.com/news/iowa/shoulder-collapse-closes-lane-on-i--...

Shoulder collapse closes lane on I-80 in Council Bluffs

POSTED: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 4:00 PM

 

Erosion alongside westbound Interstate 80 in Council Bluffs caused a 20-foot panel of the shoulder to partially collapse sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

The collapse took place between the exit for Mall of the Bluffs and the east interchange with Interstate 29.

Iowa transportation workers shut down a lane to make the repair about 9 a.m. Thursday. Traffic in both westbound lanes was open and flowing again at 4:30 p.m.

Workers removed the sagging concrete panel, filled in the hole with dirt and poured hot asphalt to form a new section of shoulder, said Troy Jerman, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s district engineer for southwest Iowa.

Jerman said heavy rains overnight likely caused the erosion and triggered the collapse. Council Bluffs received roughly ¾ to 1 inch of rain Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

With heavier rains than normal this year, erosion has been a bigger problem than usual along western Iowa’s highways, he said. There has been a quite a bit of erosion between Council Bluffs and Atlantic on U.S. Highway 6, Jerman said, but repairs shouldn’t cause workers to close lanes.

This incident follows two holes that formed in the Interstate system in Council Bluffs, where the freeways are being rebuilt in a massive decade-long project.

Thursday’s collapsed shoulder was not in the construction zone, and Jerman said it was unrelated to the other holes, which both occurred near where pipes had been installed.

In October 2013, the eastbound lanes of I-80 east of the 24th Street exit were shut down for about 12 hours after a construction crew installing a drainage pipe encountered a hole directly underneath the roadway. The shoulder crumbled and the traffic lanes appeared imperiled, but they did not cave in. Workers repaired the roadway.

Then in May, a large hole formed in the median of I-80 near Horseshoe Casino after a spell of heavy rains and several weeks after a contractor had installed a temporary storm sewer pipe. Workers shut down and tore out a portion of the eastbound lanes to make the repair

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 22, 2014 at 7:46pm

http://hangzhouweekly.com/society/newly-repaired-stretch-of-road-co...

Newly repaired stretch of road collapses again

A road in Hangzhou, the provincial capital, collapsed for a second time on Saturday soon after it had been repaired following the earlier incident, Today Morning Express reported on Monday. The affected area measured 500 square meters, and the collapse was caused by water damage to a basement wall beneath the road. No one was injured, and repair work has begun again. The road collapsed for the first time in May.

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