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

 

NEW DELHI — An eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories collapsed on Wednesday morning, killing at least 70 people, injuring hundreds of others, and leaving an unknown number of people trapped in the rubble, according to Bangladeshi officials and media outlets.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-co...

 

So much happening under our feet.  Daily collapses of roadways due to the severe bow stretch, severe rains, crunching and land subduction all predicted in Zetatalk and all happening now.  Last week in Utah a fatal road collapse killed a 14 year old girl and injured 2.  It's painful to watch the planet crumble but we all knew it was coming.

Buildings collapsing.........a daily happening too.  With responses about what's causing all these happenings ranging from, rain, human error, poorly constructed, yada yada.....BUT, that's not going to fly with people much longer.  As soon as Planet X peers out at us from the sky, people will remember all the things that have happened up to this point and finally somehow, they will connect the dots.  Some will be in extreme denial, others will be so afraid and look for someone to take care of them, and still others will stand up and be counted and prepare as best we could.  There's no wishing this away, there's only pushing forward to a better tomorrow.  While our infrastructure crumbles around us we need to learn to be more careful, tread softly, kiss your kids, love with all your heart.  We are IN IT NOW.

I live in a house built in 1850 and it isn't falling down.  Age does not mean collapse. 

100-year-old building partially collapses in Malone

By: Rachael Paradis

A building in Malone that has been standing for more than a century will no longer be a sight in the town. The building on Route 11, well known to many in the community, collapsed overnight. While no one was injured, our Rachael Paradis tells us why the town is in a rush to tear it down.

 

   

MALONE, N.Y. -- Neighbors in Malone stood in surprise, took pictures and even shared stories of a once popular tavern that started to crumble early Monday morning.

County Legislator Billy Jones said, "It's an old structure, it was a structure that was obviously unsafe."

The tavern/hotel was built in the early 1900'. It has been closed to the public for about 15 years and was condemned six months ago.

Franklin County Emergency Services Director Rick Provost, "We're unsure what occurred last night at 3 a.m. What we do know is this building has been on our list of buildings with issues."

Jones said, "Old things fall down."

Police closed off part off Route 11 to traffic and to people, out of concern the rest of the building could fall down. Some in the community voiced concern over why this building, along with others like it in the area that haven't already been demolished. Officials say it comes down to money.

Provost said, "The high cost of abatement for these buildings really makes it tough for the county or the village to take those burdens on."

Jones, "We just have to come up with a plan to start taking some of these building down so we don't run into this problem going forward."

The demolition is only expected to take hours, but cleaning up the area is a different issue. Officials say it could be weeks before the site is completely cleared.

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

 

 

 

LAKE ELSINORE: Water leak causes street collapse

 

 

 

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

By GENE GHIOTTO
The Press-Enterprise

Temporary repairs to a section of Joy Street in Lake Elsinore are in place today after a 1-inch water line gave way, causing 80 feet of the roadway to collapse and the asphalt to buckle.

The leak, caused by a 6 to 8-inch diameter tree root, was reported late Thursday in a line that leads to several duplexes on Joy between Machado Street and Riverside Drive, and behind Machado Elementary School.

Water service was restored to the 34 customers early Friday morning, said Greg Morrison, spokesman for the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District.

Water district and contractor crews spent much of Friday removing the damaged asphalt on the southbound side of Joy and laying down a temporary patch. The road was opened in both directions by late afternoon.

"That way the road will be open completely for the entire weekend," Morrison said.

Crews will return Monday and trench from curb to curb to permanently repair the 1-inch line.

On Tuesday, a paving company will remove the patch, put down new base and repave one side of Joy, Morrison said. Work on the other side will take place on Wednesday.

"That way on Tuesday and Wednesday we'll be able to keep on

 

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

Windhorst, Parsons Roadway Collapse: Cautious Testing Continues

County workers are testing for sinkholes but the work is proceeding methodically because of utility lines at the intersection, according to a Hillsborough County spokesman.

Several lanes at the intersection of Windhorst Road and Parsons Avenue in Brandon remained closed for the indefinite future as county workers tread carefully in determining what caused a section of the roadway to collapse July 19.

“We have to be really careful at that intersection because there are lots of utility lines in the area,” said Hillsborough County spokesman Patrick Murray. "We have a sewer line and a water line there and we have to make sure there are no other utilities, so we have to be careful drilling.”

At the scene, late afternoon July 22, barricades were seen at the intersection, with drilling under way.

Crew workers first believed a 16-inch sewage pipeline beneath the intersection might have caused the collapse of the 6-foot-square section of roadway on July 19, according to a county report.

But the sewer line was dug up and found to be intact.  Now the county is testing the intersection for sinkholes — but carefully, as Murray noted.  

Additional detours and lane closures are possible as crews dig up the line for inspection and any necessary repairs.

Motorists who must travel through the intersection are warned to expect delays.

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

Sewer collapse closes part of Lexington Road

   

 

At least one eastbound lane of Road near Etley Avenue and Cave Hill Cemetery will be closed during Thursday morning’s rush hour after a 48-inch brick sewer collapsed Wednesday evening.

Crews noticed a depression in the road before discovering the sewer had collapsed, and the area will be excavated Thursday morning, said Metropolitan Sewer District Executive   Bud Schardein.

He said it was too early to tell what caused the collapse, but age was a likely factor. That part of the sewer was built in the 1880s and could have been weakened from an unusually wet spring.

“With all the wet weather we’ve had this past spring, that has a tendency to undermine the mortar,” Schardein said.

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

Road collapse might have killed Colorado family

(2011-07-20)

(wpr) - Engineers say a large section of Wyoming highway where four Colorado family members plunged to their deaths might have totally collapsed in a matter of minutes.

It had been raining for hours Monday night when local authorities warned the Constantinides family, among others, about potential flood conditions near North Brush Creek Campground around midnight.

Not long afterward, the family's van drove into a washed-out portion of Wyoming highway 130 and was swept about 75 yards down Brush Creek. Laurel Constantindies and her three daughters died.

The husband and father, Alex Constantindies, who had grown up in Laramie, survived and escape the vehicle. He and a passerby later rescued Carbon County Emergency management Coordinator John Ziegler, whose car washed out while he was trying to assist in flood protection efforts.

Ziegler said he was "very fortunate" to have survived.

Bruce Burrows of the Wyoming Transportation Department says engineers are studying what happened to the roadway early Tuesday morning. He says preliminary assessments indicate the creek swollen with rain and snowmelt may have undermined the roadway over some hours and then gouged a 25-foot-wide, 9-foot-deep hole in a matter of minutes.

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

Yunnan road test the opening day collapse resulting in four deaths and injuries

8, Yunnan

8, Yunnan” in the history of the most short-lived highway “a serious collapse destroyed sections of the site. After investigation, the highway there in time duration and other issues. Xinhua News Agency reporters Chen Hai and Ning She

Recently, Yunnan Province, Internet users post, said the new Xinping county secondary road test three estuary opening day collapse occurs, resulting in 2 dead 2 injured. Internet users have questioned this “the most short-lived highway” Why just fix it collapsed, was “too much rain” or “bad way”?

After the incident, Yunnan Provincial Department and the Transportation Department were dispatched to investigate a group of experts, the group that really belongs to all “natural disasters caused by heavy rainfall.”

collapse of the vehicle crash on

recently, Internet users “pass,” said Post, June 27, Xinping County of Yuxi City, three city secondary road test the opening of the estuary collapse occurred the next day, resulting in a vehicle passing through here turn under the cliff, killing two people died inside the car and two others injured, highway interrupted. For the cause of the accident, the local government is a single point of heavy rain caused by a natural disaster.

7 8, correspondent along the new road to the scene three, the road there are construction workers on the highway guardrail, drainage and other construction, from time to time some sections of earth and rock rolled down from the hills.

close to the scene of the accident, the construction set up roadblocks on the road side. In the new three road K25 +450 to K26 +480 road, the reporter saw a total of three road damage, including two collapsed, a surface crack. Road accident at the hillside, two-way four-lane have collapsed, a lot of rocks, soil and concrete was rushed into the street of the valley.

“red water collapsed roadbed”

Zhang Xinping County Department of Transportation Secretary BU has introduced three new roads through villages and towns in Xinping County 8 19 village committees, with a total mileage of 90 kilometers . Road along the fragile geology, disasters, floods and geological disasters have been more serious.

accidents mainly due to heavy rains led to a single point of soft roadbed, road ditches and culverts to be above the blockage, and finally the formation of water as a waterfall of impact, resulting in collapse of highway roadbed.

Bu there are rules that highway design, construction and supervision units are selected strictly in accordance with the bidding system, procedural compliance and found no serious design flaws, quality of construction or supervision of omissions.

collapse occurred Sections of the construction unit project manager Jiangzu Long introduction, the unit will subcontract work to the successful construction services company, the project head of engineering equipment and materials, and is responsible for management and technical guidance, service company only the labor force, which is not labor sub-subcontract, the state permitted by law.

he said, in strict accordance with design drawings for construction, engineering, quality is no problem, Lu Jisong soft infiltration and erosion is mainly caused by the floods.

no quality problems, experts say

afterwards, Yunnan Provincial Department and the Transportation Department were sent experts to the scene. The Group believes that: section of the incident transverse slope steep terrain, poor geological conditions, heavy rainfall increased the hydrostatic pressure, the formation of collapse, is a heavy rainfall-induced natural disasters.

Yunnan Provincial Communications Department who participated in the survey, experts say, from the survey of the situation, roadbed, retaining wall strength and so meet the requirements and found no quality problems.

subsidy investigation in time duration for the fight

accused of the most short-lived road not approved the first building, not the acceptance that the opening test

Reporter learned that the investigation, three new road opened in October 2009 to build, and design in May 2010 before the Provincial Communications Department has been approved, there is “not approved prior to construction” and “time duration” issue. Not hand over the road in case of acceptance of test traffic violations, and plans to be held on 30 June the opening ceremony, canceled after the accident.

construction personnel, three new road along the geological environment is complex, time is short, heavy task in building a post, Xinping shouted “make a big quick-drying 60 days,” the slogan of the progress of the projects Forced , post workers overtime work.

what makes engineering so catch it? Reporters learned that, in addition to travel to meet the requirements of the masses, more important reason is that for national road toll for the abolition of two grants. According to the policy, the new secondary roads shall be June 30 this year, opened to traffic, or can not enjoy the state’s two highway toll abolition of subsidies.

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

Details Emerge in Deadly Road Collapse

Cheyenne : WY : USA | Jul 20, 2011
 
Engineers say a large section of Wyoming highway where four Colorado family members plunged to their deaths may have totally collapsed in a matter of minutes. Bruce Burrows of the Wyoming Transportation Department says engineers are studying what happened to state Route 130 over South Brush Creek... FULL ARTICLE AT KSAZ

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

 

 

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Comment by Howard on February 3, 2013 at 4:47am

Fatal Collapse of 260-Ft Bridge Span in China Blamed on Fireworks (Feb 2)

(Dramatic photos suggest otherwise)

A fireworks truck may have been responsible for destroying a freeway bridge in central China yesterday and killing at least eight people, AFP reports. With the 260-foot span of concrete lying in a heap of twisted cars and trucks, China National Radio first reported the death toll at 26, but state media scaled that back to eight dead and 13 injured. Witnesses heard an explosion but disagreed on whether the fireworks truck caused the collapse or blew up on impact, reports Australia's News Network.

Users of Chinese social media were wary of blaming the truck: ''Firecrackers and fireworks are not enough to destroy a bridge,'' wrote one user on China's equivalent of Twitter. "If a poor quality bridge is destroyed by firecrackers going off, it's not a question of a loss of face, some officials have to be fired."

Sources

http://www.newser.com/story/162129/fireworks-blamed-in-fatal-bridge...

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2013-02/02/content_27870143.htm

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 29, 2013 at 12:13am

http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/28/content_16182312.htm

Buildings collapse after subsidence in S China

Updated: 2013-01-28 23:40

GUANGZHOU - At least three buildings collapsed on Monday afternoon after subsidence in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province.

At around 4:40 pm, subsidence occurred at a road junction in the Liwan district of downtown Guangzhou. About three neighboring shop buildings collapsed successively, said rescuers.

There are no casualties from the incident, which was near a metro tunnel construction site, said Guangzhou Metro Corporation on its official Sina-Weibo account, China's version of Twitter.

At 4:20 pm, metro builders found land subsiding near the project site and helped evacuate the area. Afterwards, the ground sank and buildings collapsed, Guangzhou Metro said.

As of 8 pm, rescuers adopted risk-prevention methods by backfilling concrete into the subsidence area. Monitoring statistics show that there is no further risk and the accident site is stable, it said.

According to a witness, surnamed Xu, some trees fell down at about 4:30 pm. Two two-story neighboring shop buildings then collapsed with ground subsidence nearby.

Around 6:30 pm, a shop building of five or six stories collapsed, Xu added.

The cause of the incident is being investigated.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 24, 2013 at 8:49pm

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/20671114/building-collapses-in-dow...

Building collapses in downtown Asheville

Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:26 PM AST Updated: Jan 24, 2013 3:36 PM AST

 
Bricks scattered along Carolina Lane after the building collapsed. (Jan. 24, 2013/Kelley Klope for Asheville Fire Dept.) Bricks scattered along Carolina Lane after the building collapsed. (Jan. 24, 2013/Kelley Klope for Asheville Fire Dept.)

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville Fire officials said a building in downtown collapsed Thursday afternoon.

The spokesperson for the Asheville Fire Department said the 5,200-square-foot building built in 1917 collapsed along Carolina Lane.

Officials said there were no reported injuries and crews are assessing the damage. They said the believe the building was in the process of being demolished or under construction.

Asheville police said Walnut Street between Lexington and Biltmore was closed because of the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 20, 2013 at 5:10pm

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-vacant-buildi...

Chicago

No one was injured when a vacant house collapsed Saturday night in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.

The two-and-a-half story building collapsed about 11 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Evans Avenue, Deputy Fire Cmsr. John McNicholas said.

By interviewing neighbors and using body-sensing technology, firefighters determined the home had been unoccupied when it collapsed, McNicholas said. Firefighters searched the rubble as a precaution and found no one.

The building showed signs of renovations, McNicholas said, but officials are still working to determine what triggered the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 17, 2013 at 10:46pm

Kenya: Seven Dead in Kisumu Building Collapse

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301170777.html

Nairobi — The death toll in Kisumu following the collapse of a building under construction on Wednesday night evening has now reached seven.

Two of the victims were killed on the spot while the other five died while undergoing treatment at local hospitals.

A taxi driver who was near the building but escaped unscathed recounted the events leading to the collapse.

"This incident found me when I was near the building. I was talking to the watchman there when we had a loud bang. We thought it was a bomb. When I looked out, I saw that it was the building which had collapsed," he said.

Western Kenya Red Cross coordinator Emmanuel Owako said they were able to communicate to the foreman who was among people trapped under the rubble using his mobile phone.

"We have had 35 who were rushed to hospital. Nine of them were admitted to the Kisumu District hospital while the rest were taken to the Russia Provincial hospital," he stated.

Our correspondent in the lakeside town says rescue efforts are set to resume on Thursday to save lives of those who are still trapped.

The building came crumbling down at about 5.30pm Wednesday when the builders were doing the last touches before they wind up the day's work.

Eye witnesses reported hearing a loud bang followed by screams then heavy dust engulfed the whole place making it difficult for members of the public to rush to their rescue.

The building located next to Imperial Hotel on the busy Jomo Kenyatta highway brought traffic to a halt as the public made frantic efforts to access the accident scene.

Passersby were the first casualties as they were hit by flying debris as vehicles were also destroyed during the incident that attracted a mammoth of crowd.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 16, 2013 at 2:59pm

http://dailynewsegypt.com/2013/01/16/three-dead-as-building-collaps...

Building collapse leaves 15 dead

 January 16, 2013

A building has collapsed in Alexandria leaving fifteen people dead and eight injured

Egyptian civilians and emergency services sift through the rubble of a building housing 24 families in the Maamura district of Alexandria which collapsed in the early hours on January 16, 2013.

Residents living in the neighbourhood of the eight-storey building, in the Ma’amora district of Alexandria, claimed it was built illegally five years ago. Abdel Moneim El-Sharkawy, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Alexandria, has

confirmed the residents’ claims.

Secretary General of the governorate of Alexandria Ahmed Saleh confirmed during a phone call with CBC TV channel that civil security forces are still looking for residents of the building in the rubble. He added that the building contained 24 apartments.

Civil security forces used trucks and bulldozers to remove rubble in the search for survivors.

Additionally, they evacuated residents of two neighbouring buildings that are also in danger of collapse. The buildings, one six- and the other nine-storey, are metres away from the collapsed building.

Military and naval forces are also participating in the rescue operations.

Injured residents have been transferred to Abu Qeer and Tosson hospitals and the dead have been removed to the morgue.

The collapse is the second high-profile deadly incident in two days in Egypt. A train crash in Badrashein in Giza killed 19 and injured 120 passengers early on Tuesday morning. The clash provoked outrage and protesters attempted to stop train from different railway stations across Egypt. Twelve activists were arrested on Tuesday when they attempted to prevent trains at Egypt Railway station in Alexandria from departing.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 14, 2013 at 3:16am

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-s-state-archives-close-...

Israel's State Archives close again, this time due to collapsed staircase

This is the third time in recent months the archive closes. Damage said caused by heavy machinery that accidently dug under the stairs, with last week's rain hastening the collapse.

The State Archives have closed for the third time in recent months. This time, the closure is due to the collapse of a staircase in the entrance of the archives building. Haaretz has learned that a booked guided tour due to take place later this week has been canceled as a result. On Sunday morning the archives said: "The staircase in the entrance of the building collapsed, probably due to construction work...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 30, 2012 at 5:20pm

http://shanghaiist.com/2012/12/30/shanghai_building_collapses_overn...

Downtown Shanghai building collapses overnight

By Tom Bannister

The top floors of an office building in central Shanghai collapsed in the early hours of Sunday morning. The building was the 'Sichuan Building' situated at the junctions of Yan'an East road and Sichuan road, close to the Bund. The collapse spread debris onto the streets, causing traffic problems, but no-one was seriously injured.

Officials said that both roads were still closed off but should be opened by Sunday evening. They also speculated about the cause of the collapse saying that building was currently being re-decorated and that police and safety administrators were looking into the cause.

When reporters spoke to residents, some said that they thought the collapse was an earthquake another said "this building is several decades old, how can it suddenly just fall down one night? It was lucky that it didn't fall on anyone."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 29, 2012 at 5:13am

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-new-normal-collapsing-buildings...

The 'new normal' collapsing buildings an every-day event worldwide (Photos)

Not only is the cover-up about Planet X cracking, but so are buildings around the world cracking and collapsing every day.

Why is this happening? Planet X is very close to earth now, and the earth wobble has violently intensified, wobble or maybe now “earth tilt” or "earth slosh."

The number of buildings that have fallen prey to the earth wobble in just the past six days is incredible, and it is increasing. It’s time to stop looking at these events as isolated incidents. They are related and often occurring on the same day, at the same time.

The list of collapsing buildings below is for the period from December 14-20.

  • 12-14: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro – Partial building collapse in Niteroi
  • 12-14: USA, Massachusetts, Natick – Floor collapses at construction site
  • 12-14: Russia, Taganrogm – Three-story building collapse
  • 12-14: United Kingdom, Yiewsley – Scaffolding collapses at building site
  • 12-14: India, Mumbai – First floor of building collapse
  • 12-16: USA, California, Los Angeles – Floor collapses in apartment building
  • 12-16: China, Zhejiang Province – Five or six-story residential building collapse
  • 12-16: USA, Ohio, Martins Ferry – Partial collapse, second floor and right side of house
  • 12-18: Italy, Palermo (VIDEO) – Two multi-unit residential buildings collapse
  • 12-19: India, New Delhi – Partial building collapse in Lonikand
  • 12-20: Canada, Okotoks – House under construction toppled over
  • 12-20: USA, Missouri, St. Louis – Building collapsed onto another three-story building

The collapse in Palermo, Italy, is unique in that two multi-unit buildings cracked and fell at the same time, with little warning. Four people were killed and at least seven were injured. Residents said unusual noises and growing cracks in the wall worried them so they called the fire brigade, who called for an immediate evacuation of the building. A resident saw someone on one of the balconies a few minutes before building split in two, and it all came down.

In a little over a month, buildings, cranes, walls, and arches other than those listed above have partially or completely collapsed with regularity in Africa, Argentina (2 buildings), Australia, Azerbaijan; Baltimore, Maryland; Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cebu; Shuangyashan, China; Doha, Qatar; Egypt (two separate buildings), Ghana, Guatemala, Hawaii, India (10 separate buildings); Jakarta, Indonesia; Kentucky, Kenya, Minnesota, Wappingers Falls, New York; Nigeria (5 separate buildings), Norway; Pasadena, California; Ohio, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tennessee, Thailand, United Kingdom, Washington, West Virginia, and Yerevan.

In September and October, there was a definite uptick in earth wobble events. Interestingly, these collapses coincided with dates that the USGS LISS charts were black with intense worldwide shaking.

Collapsing bridges, sinkholes, water and gas line breaks and home, refinery and manhole explosions, which by the way are also on the increase, sync up with these collapsing buildings, but are too numerous to include in one article.

These events are not isolated incidents. They are directly related to the presence of Planet X in the solar system and its ever closer approach to Earth.

This is the new normal. Get used to it and be aware. It could happen to you.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 24, 2012 at 8:11am

3:33pm, Sun 23 Dec 2012

Lucky escape for Harrogate residents as gable end collapses in storms

- last updated Sun 23 Dec 2012
Collapsed gable end in Harrogate. Photo: ITV Yorkshire

People living in a four storey block of flats in Harrogate had a lucky escape when part of a gable end collapsed due to the bad weather. Falling rubble severed the mains gas supply and 12 residents had to leave their homes at Park View, in the town centre.

Fire crews, engineers and gas safety personnel carried out inspections and allowed most of the residents to return, but those living in the top storey have been forced to move to temporary accommodation.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say the collapse was caused by "weathering."

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