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 yesterday

3 Dead in Building Collapse in Taiyuan
   2014-09-22 10:32:43 

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Rescuers search for survivors at the site of a building collapse in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province on September 21, 2014. [Photo: Image China]

A building under construction has collapsed in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi province, trapping an unknown number of people.

15 have been rescued from the rubble so far while 3 of them died.

Witnesses say additional floors were being added to the building. A nearby two-story building was hit and collapsed as well.

Villagers say adding additional floors to buildings has been a common practice in the village, which raises safety concerns.

The owner of the building, Wang Yusheng, was not in the building when it collapsed.

The first floor was rented as a vegetable store. A family of four lived there.

Rescue work is continuing. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Friday

Break in pavement closes lanes of I-65 north near Elizabethtown

Posted: Sep 19, 2014 6:48 AM EDTUpdated: Sep 19, 2014 1:40 PM EDT

Break in pavement closes lanes of I-65 north near Elizabethtown

A view from Air 3 shows the hole in the roadway that closed I-65 north of Elizabethtown.. (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police said two northbound lanes of Interstate 65 are closed just north of Elizabethtown while crews work to patch a hole that opened in the road.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said one lane is open after a break in pavement caused by a base failure opened in the roadway just before 6 a.m. Chris Jessie, a spokesman for the department, said that it was not a sinkhole.

Jessie advised drivers to follow signs for alternate route, taking exit 93 for the Bluegrass Parkway and rejoining the interstate at exit 105.

Milling work on the roadway surface is underway. When that is completed, Jessie said crews will be able to dig out the pavement and get a better idea of the problem. 

Jessie expects the interstate to be fully reopened by early afternoon.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 15, 2014 at 11:03pm

Egypt factory collapse kills 6

CAIRO: A textile dyeing factory collapsed in Egypt, killing six people and injuring 22 in an accident blamed on poor construction, authorities said Monday.

A "design defect" caused the disaster near the capital Cairo Sunday, according to Gamal Al-Taruti, head of the Interior Ministry's public safety department.

"The building did not meet construction standards," he told AFP.

An initial investigation found that the accident was caused by the unauthorized construction of a third floor at the factory, a judicial source said on condition of anonymity.

An entrepreneur involved in the construction was detained, while arrest warrants were issued for two others as well as the owners of the building, the source said.

Such accidents are common in Egypt where many buildings are old and violations of construction laws are frequent.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 15, 2014 at 7:40am

Workers injured in Rayong building collapse

Workers injured in Rayong building collapse

The Nation  / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: A commercial building under construction in Rayong province partially collapsed yesterday, injuring four workers.

General Jatuwat Khingbualung, head of Klaeng district police, said a concrete balcony of the two-storey commercial building collapsed and fell on workers below at around 9pm on Saturday. The workers suffered injuries to their hip, back, leg and chest.

The have been identified as Chatree Aounkaneuy, 28, Cambodians; Ton Kwad, 30, Yha, 20, and Thee Sist, 30. The building, which was owned by Thansap Land Housing, called the "Village" and also had six shops.

Police are investigating the accident. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 12, 2014 at 9:33pm

Many feared dead as building collapses at TB Joshua’s Synagogue church HQ

15 people are reported dead and many others trapped following the collapse of a 6-storey building in the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN), Ejigbo in Lagos. Some witnesses say it’s the building which houses foreigners seeking healing. The victims of the collapse are said to be workers of the church. Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Friday Adeboayo confirmed the incident adding that rescue operations are on to evacuate injured persons.

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Tragedy Hits TB Joshua’s Church, 77 Dead in building collapse

One of the buildings at Pastor TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations Headquarters,Ikotun, Lagos has collapsed. Some witnesses say it’s the building which houses foreigners seeking healing. Many  are said to be dead and some trapped .
According to The Nation over 15 bodies have been recovered…

Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency ManagementAuthority, Friday Adeboayo confirmed the recovery of the dead bodies adding that rescue operations are on to evacuate injured persons.”

Comment by Tracie Crespo on September 10, 2014 at 6:19am

Interstate 15 in Southern Nevada Closed After Major Flooding

Posted: Sep 09, 2014 4:15 PM EDT

Updated: Sep 09, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) -- Nevada transportation officials say a nearly 50-mile stretch of Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas could be closed for three to four days while they repair pavement washed away by heavy rains and flash flooding.

The route is the main artery between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Traffic is being diverted to smaller roads, including U.S. 93.

Seasonal monsoon moisture combined with the remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert to dump rain throughout the Southwest on Monday. Floodwaters submerged vehicles and homes in Nevada and Arizona, and are blamed for at least two deaths in southern Arizona. There was also flooding in Southern California's desert areas.

In suburban Phoenix, crews in Mesa were trying to keep floodwaters away from around 125 homes after retention basins and channels along the U.S. 60 freeway overflowed.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 10, 2014 at 3:00am

Pakistan mosque collapse kills at least 10 people

Residents and rescue workers gather at the site of a mosque, after its roof collapsed, in Lahore (9 September 2014)

At least 10 people were killed and seven injured when the roof of a mosque collapsed in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.

The cave-in happened in the low-income and highly congested Daroghawala area on the outskirts of the city.

BBC Urdu's Shumaila Jaffery in the city says that the roof of the main hall of the mosque collapsed when almost 25 people were offering midday prayers.

Officials told the BBC that the structure of the building was very old.

They say that its exterior had recently undergone renovation work.

Our correspondent says that up to 15 people are still believed to be trapped below the rubble.

The Express Tribune reported that rescuers had reached the scene and a major effort was now under way to save them.

"We fear that the death toll might rise. The roads there are very crowded, preventing heavy machines from entering the area to remove the debris. The people of the area are also helping the rescue effort," rescue official Jam Sajjad told the AFP news agency.

Our correspondent says last week 24 people were killed in roof collapses after torrential rains in the city.

Building safety levels are often below standard in Pakistan.

At least 17 people - including women and children - were killed in a factory collapse following a gas explosion in a residential area of the city in February 2012.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 10, 2014 at 2:08am

Bedford Park house collapse leaves 1 dead

'Pancake collapse' destroys house under renovation

CBC News Posted: Sep 09, 2014 2:48 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 09, 2014 7:41 PM ET

Toronto house collapse RAW

Toronto house collapse RAW 3:33

One man is dead after a house under renovation in Toronto’s Bedford Park neighbourhood collapsed on Tuesday.

The collapsed house had stood between the two houses visible here. (Stephanie Matteis/CBC)

The house was destroyed in what firefighters call a "pancake collapse," in which the whole house fell directly down in one motion. 

Three people were trapped. One man freed himself from under the house and another man was rescued.

The third man was pronounced dead around 4 p.m., said Bob O'Hallaran of Toronto Fire Services. He said it would be late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning before firefighters are able to recover the body.

The middle house has collapsed

The middle house, pictured here from a Google Maps image, collapsed on Tuesday. (Google Maps)

Rubin Costa, a construction worker who had been working on the home, told CBC News the man who died was 19 years old and had been digging in the basement when the house collapsed.

Costa said the crew was putting an addition onto the back of the house.

Around 11 trucks and 45 firefighters responded to the house collapse.

Police were called to the home at Brookdale Avenue and Greer Road, about halfway between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, north of Lawrence Avenue West, after 2 p.m.

The city has closed Greer Road to traffic between Fairlawn Avenue and Brookdale Avenue.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 3, 2014 at 1:53am

Tragedy: Nine dead as two buildings collapse

Published: September 3, 2014

At least nine people died while many more were injured when two buildings in Chorri Mohallah, Hyderabad, collapsed on Tuesday. PHOTO: INP

HYDERABAD: Nine people, including women and children were killed, and as many were injured as two buildings collapsed in the densely populated bangle manufacturing area in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

One of the buildings, a three-storey structure which is said to be over 40-year-old, had a bangle furnace on its ground floor where the refining and finishing works were done by the labourers.

Most of the deceased and injured belonged to the same family. Although the government is yet to officially establish the cause of the collapse, the area’s residents believe that the furnace had weakened the structure.

Mukhtiar Ali, a resident, said that the building was owned by Yameen Siddiqui alias Chaudhry who lived with his brothers and their families. “Chaudhry’s building fell down over Akhtar Hussain’s building, and razed it to the ground,” he said.

The deceased have been identified as 61-year-old Akhtar Hussain, Almas,60, Ayesha,40, 35-year-old Hoor Bano, Rashid Mukhtiar, 30, Konain, 10, six-year-old Abdul Basit, six- year-old Maryam and Kanwal.

The injured include Nabi Baksh, Noor Bano, Qamar Jehan, Haris, Khalid Ahmed, Hyder Ali, Anam, Misbah, Rabia, 25, Jibran, Zafar, 16, Ali Raza, Yousuf Rashid, Nimrah and Ghazanfar.

They were all taken to the civil hospital, where the condition of at least four of the injured is said to be critical, according to Dr Shaukat Lakho, the additional medical superintendent.

Comment by Mark on September 2, 2014 at 10:02pm

Child killed in Paris building collapse

Authorities in Paris are investigating what caused an explosion which led to the deadly collapse of a residential building. Rescuers were continuing to search for victims possibly trapped in the rubble.

The explosion which led to the collapse of the four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb occurred Sunday morning local time (0500 UTC).

The fire department reported that one child had been killed, and about 10 people, some of them seriously wounded, were evacuated from the rubble.

"We could still find living victims in the hours to come," fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus told French television channel iTele. According to varying news agency reports, up to a dozen people were still unaccounted for.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who was at the site of the collapsed apartment building in Rosny-sous-Bois, told reporters the blast appeared to have been caused by a gas leak, though he could not confirm that theory.



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