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 19 hours ago  


 - No injuries were reported Monday morning when a wall collapsed in a vacant church in Wicker Park.

The collapse of the building’s north wall was reported about 6 a.m. at the vacant church in the 1900 block of West Schiller, according to Chicago Police.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on October 9, 2016 at 2:53am
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 5, 2016 at 5:51pm

Bengaluru Building Collapse: 1 Killed, Several Trapped

Press Trust Of India

First published: October 5, 2016, 5:37 PM IST

Bengaluru: One person was killed and at least four others are feared trapped under the rubble after a five-storey under construction building collapsed on Wednesday near Bellandur, officials said.

One body has been recovered so far, officials said, as the rescue operations carried out by the State Disaster Response Force are underway.

"Four persons escaped, four are suspected trapped. One of them was rescued by our rescuers alive," Director General of Police, Fire and Emergency Services, M N Reddi said in a tweet.

Bengaluru Mayor G Padmavati visited the spot and said quality issues in the construction was the main reason for the mishap.

Stating that one entire floor was constructed in an unauthorised manner, she said "strict and merciless action will be taken against the owner, architect and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials involved"

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 5, 2016 at 4:42am

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Four die in Rangamati as building topples

A two-storied building tipped into the Kaptai Lake near the Rangamati Government Mohila College last evening after heavy rains caused a rise in water level. Firefighters and locals struggle in the mud and water to find trapped residents in the tin-roofed building.

At least four people were killed and several others went missing last evening as a two-storied building toppled over into Kaptai Lake in Reserve Bazar area of the district.

The deceased were identified as Zahidul Islam, 45, his daughter Pinky, 13, her house tutor Umme Habiba, 22, and Saidul, 4, our local correspondent reports quoting Liton Kumar Palit, a physician at Rangamati Sadar Hospital.

The building, located near Rangamati Government Women's College, overturned around 6:00pm, said, Manzurul Mannan, deputy commissioner of Rangamati.

The building might have given way after the water level in the lake rose due to incessant rain and partially inundated it, said Golam Mustafa, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence.

Seven people have been rescued while a child remained missing, Golam Mustafa told this correspondent. 

A total of four families lived in the tin-roofed building as tenants, said locals.

Fire service with the help of the army, police and locals were conducting search and rescue operation till filing of this report at 10:00pm.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 4, 2016 at 5:42pm

NEWS 14:28

Thessaloniki building sinks above metro tunnel

Long-delayed construction of the Thessaloniki metro came to a halt on the weekend after a building in the Voulgari district receded some 50 centimeters into the ground above a tunnel, local media reported on Tuesday.

According to Makedonia newspaper, metro engineers and local residents noticed that the apartment building on Papadaki Street, which is home to a kindergarten at ground-floor level, had sunk some 50 centimeters and caused a large fissure on the pavement, prompting an immediate stop in all construction in the area.

Responding to the report with an announcement on Tuesday, the company responsible for building the northern port city’s subway system, Attiko Metro SA, neither confirmed nor denied that the building had been affected, saying that the collapse was restricted to the area around the building.

Sources on Tuesday said that the company is carrying out inspections to ensure the stability of other buildings in the vicinity – something that would entail additional costs and time – though this was not confirmed by the official announcement, raising concerns about the integrity of structures above the tunnels.

The situation, the company said in its terse announcement, is being closely monitored “and there is no cause for concern regarding the progress of the project nor the safety of citizens and buildings.”

Comment by jorge namour on September 24, 2016 at 12:22pm

Building collapses in Rome, evacuated more than 100 people: among the causes water infiltration - ITALY

September 24, 2016

A four-storey building at number 3 of Via della Farnesina, in Rome, is partially collapsed tonight

A four-storey building at number 3 of Via della Farnesina, in Rome, is partially collapsed last night. There were no neither victims nor injured. The building had been evacuated last night after the Fire Brigade had found evident injuries.

They may have been underground water seepage that they did give up the foundations at the origin of the collapse. And 'one of the hypotheses under consideration of the firefighters who are still carrying out checks. On the spot tonight police, municipal police and civil protection.

According to what has been 'learned, were the 110 people evacuated.

Rome collapsed building in the center: the former in January, the river Tiber [GALLERY] - ITALY

There is a precedent, less than a year ago, the collapse of the building took place last night in Rome, in the Movida area of Ponte Milvio . It was January 20 this year when, again in the middle of the night, a luxurious three-storey building collapsed on the river Tiber in Rome (in the upper gallery).

Structural failure affects the seventh, sixth and fifth floor of a building at number 70, near the Teatro Olimpico. Even there there are no deaths or injuries because a condominium, informed of crunches triggers the alarm.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on September 11, 2016 at 9:44pm

Traffic chaos after bridge caves in

Sambalpur, Sept. 10: Traffic on the national highway No. 49, connecting with Mumbai and Calcutta, was disrupted after a bridge over the Bengasua Nullah caved in following heavy downpour today.

The nullah is located around 5 kilometres away from the Deogarh district headquarters town.

Vehicles remained stranded on either side of road that joined the collapsed bridge.

The executive engineer of Deogarh national highway division, Chittaranjan Dash, said: "The bridge was in a good condition. But, after the downpour, a pier of the bridge got displaced due to sudden and heavy flow of water in the nullah, as a result of which the bridge collapsed. The reconstruction of the bridge will take time. We have decided to built a diversion road to facilitate the movement of vehicles on the national highway."

"The work on the diversion road will start shortly and will take at least seven days to complete. The vehicles plying on the National Highway will have to take a detour during this period," said Dash.

"We have informed police and district administration about the bridge collapse," Dash said.

He also said that the bridge was very old and that was why it had collapsed in the heavy rainfall.

The district emergency officer of Deogarh, Basant Kumar Dash, said: "There was heavy rainfall in Deogarh in the past 24 hours. While the average rainfall in the district between 8.30am on Friday and 8.30am on Saturday was 102mm, Deogarh recorded 195.04mm rainfall in total during this time."

The disruption of traffic caused severe inconvenience to the commuters. Several people were seen taking alternative routes to reach their destinations.

A resident of Deogarh town, Ashok Nanda, said: "The bridge collapse has disrupted one of the busiest roads of the state that connects with Mumbai and Calcutta. Thousands of vehicles ply on the road every day. The concerned authority should complete the construction on the diversion road at the earliest."

"I had to go to Keonjhar today. However, when I came to know about the bridge collapse on the national highway, I took an alternative route. I had to travel at least 100 kilometres extra to reach to Keonjhar," said a Sambalpur-based businessman Amit Mohanty.

Relocation cry

Thousands of villagers armed with lethal weapons, under the banner of Anchalik Surakshya Manch, congregated near the construction site of Kusei bridge on NH-215 in Keonjhar to oppose the construction of the high-level bridge over the river.

They are demanding relocation of the bridge. Work at the construction site was disrupted by the protest. Yesterday, the protesters had a clash with police, who lobbed tear gas shells and fired rubber bullets to control the mob. According to reports, the company involved with the construction of the bridge had put up red flags at the site in the morning before work began on Friday. The villagers opposed this.

When villagers started removing the red flags, police personnel deployed at the site opposed it, following which the situation went out of control leading to a scuffle between the police and the protesters.

Five protestors and two police personnel were injured.

Sixteen platoons of police forces were deployed at the site. Keonjhar collector N Thirumala Naik and SP Pandit Rajesh Uttamrao visited the site to take stock of the situation today. Section 144 had to be clamped in the area to prevent any untoward incidents.

Comment by M. Difato on September 11, 2016 at 7:01pm

Three workers missing after bridge collapse in China

BEIJING: A decommissioned bridge collapsed in central China on Sunday (Sep 11), leaving three workers missing, state media reported.

The collapse happened as the bridge was being dismantled in Jiangxi province, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Five workers who fell into the river in the accident were rescued and sent to hospital, Xinhua said. Rescuers were still looking for the three missing workers. The cause of the incident is under investigation, the agency said.

Photos posted by Xinhua showed the decommissioned bridge alongside a newer bridge with passenger cars stopped and motorists looking at the aftermath..."

Source and complete story:

Comment by jorge namour on September 5, 2016 at 4:32pm

2 dead, several still trapped in Tel Aviv parking garage collapse - ISRAEL,7340,L-4850567,00.html

(CNN)A Tel Aviv parking garage collapsed Monday, killing at least two people and injuring about 20 others, officials said.

Hours after the collapse, as many as seven people were still trapped in the debris, Israeli emergency services said.
Witness Sraya Listenberg said the implosion was so intense, it felt like an earthquake.
"Everything fell down in one second," he said.

The four-story, underground parking garage was still under construction when it collapsed in a high-tech area of northern Tel Aviv. The upper three floors imploded; it's unclear how many people may be trapped on the lowest floor, believed to be about 50 feet underground.
As rescue teams tried to find trapped construction workers, authorities feared another collapse of the incomplete, unstable structure.
The cause of the collapse remains unclear.
Listenberg said the disaster could have been more tragic. The garage collapsed during a lunch hour, when some construction workers were eating outside.

"They had lots of luck," Listenberg said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 1, 2016 at 6:02am

Police: 1 dead, 1 injured after Lockhart construction trench collapses

Posted: 5:29 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

The man who died was trapped underground as a trench was being built near the intersection of Clear Fork Street and City Line Road. Police responded at 11:17 a.m., but first responders weren’t able to pull the body from the trench until around 3:30 p.m., Lockhart police said.

The trench kept collapsing, which hampered recovery of the body, police said. The construction crew assisted police in recovering the body.

Police didn’t release the man’s name Wednesday evening.

The other, injured man was airlifted to a hospital and was conscious and alert, Lockhart police Capt. John Roescher said.

The contractor, Mercer Construction, is the company in charge of the job, which isn’t a city project, Lockhart City Manager Vance Rodgers said. The purpose of the project was to extend a wastewater line for a private development.

Federal investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are in charge of the investigation. Rodgers declined to share any other details about the project while OSHA’s investigation is pending.

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