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 KM 19 hours ago

Mystery as elderly woman's house COLLAPSES into the street leaving a bed hanging out of the wreckage

  • The 200-year-old cottage near Okehampton, Devon, collapsed and the wall spilled out onto the road in the village
  • A bed belonging to the female owner almost ended up in the road and her personal possessions were on view 
  • Luckily the elderly owner of the house - who does not live their full time - was not inside when it collapsed
  • Engineers have been out to inspect the building, but it is not yet known what caused the house to collapse 

An elderly woman's bed almost fell out of her 200-year-old cottage after the wall completely collapsed and rubble spilled out into the road.

A shocking set of photographs revealed the damaged caused to the thatched property after the building - made of cob - began to crumble.

Other personal possessions including chairs, mirrors, clothes and books were also on show and exposed to the elements after the sudden and dramatic collapse.

The road in sleepy Sampford Courtenay, near Okehampton, Devon, remains cordoned off with part of the rubble from the cottage blocking the street.

The elderly woman's bed almost fell out of her home in Sampford Courtenay, near Okehampton, Devon, when the wall collapsed 

The elderly woman's bed almost fell out of her home in Sampford Courtenay, near Okehampton, Devon, when the wall collapsed 

Her cottage collapsed and the wall - made from cob - spilled out into the road which was cordoned off as the rubble blocked the street

Her cottage collapsed and the wall - made from cob - spilled out into the road which was cordoned off as the rubble blocked the street

Her double bed almost fell out into the road and items in her bedroom were exposed after the wall crumbled on Thursday afternoon 

Her double bed almost fell out into the road and items in her bedroom were exposed after the wall crumbled on Thursday afternoon 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday

Nine feared dead in Pune building collapse

Pune, Jul 29 (IBNS): Nine people are feared dead and several injured in a building collapse in Pune on Friday morning, according to media reports. 

VIDEO : Nine dead, 10 injured in Pune building collapse - See more at:

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Wednesday

Myer redevelopment site flooded after Hobart Rivulet wall collapses

Updated 57 minutes ago

Water from the Hobart Rivulet has flooded a major construction site in the CBD, leading to roads blocks and the closure of the adjacent shopping centre.

Key points:

  • A brick wall between the Myer worksite and the Hobart Rivulet collapsed
  • Debris from the collapse created dam in rivulet, pushing water into worksite
  • The Cat and Fiddle shopping centre has been closed

A major operation to remove floodwater from the worksite is underway after the rivulet wall partially collapsed overnight.

No-one was present at the Myer redevelopment on Murray Street when the inundation happened but the water has risen high enough to almost cover two excavators.

Kevin Harkins from the CFMEU said the brick wall collapse had created a dam in the rivulet, pushing more water into the site.

"The Hobart Rivulet has broken through what is a brick embankment and the water from that is flowing through onto the jobsite," he said.

"Substantial material has fallen into the rivulet, so it's created a bit of a dam."

Mr Harkins anticipated a lengthy repair period ahead.

"This is major building collapse. Thanks God no-one's been injured," he said.

"Because the site's so dangerous, because a wall and a roof have basically collapsed, it's about unpicking that before we start construction and the repair of anything else.

"The damage to the buildings next door is substantial, so there's going to need to be a lot of investigation done before anyone can really start any meaningful work again."

Wall collapse at Myer site

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Tuesday

Welsh Streets building collapse forces evacuation of family

  • 26 July 2016
High Park StreetImage captionThe road has been closed in High Park Street after a former chip shop collapsed

A building has collapsed in the Welsh Streets regeneration area of Liverpool.

The front of a derelict property on High Park Street in Toxteth collapsed onto the pavement shortly before 19.45 BST on Monday, Merseyside Police said.

Nobody was hurt but a family living in a flat above a neighbouring shop has been evacuated.

High Park Street is closed at its junction with Voelas Street and Rhiwlas Street while structural engineers and demolition experts assess the scene.

Pedestrians and motorists are being warned to avoid the area.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 23, 2016 at 7:51pm

Seven dead, eight injured in Darjeeling building collapse

Kolkata Sun (IANS) Sunday 24th July, 2016

Siliguri, July 23 (IANS) Seven people died and eight others were injured when an old three-storey building collapsed in West Bengal's Darjeeling town, officials said.

Seven of the injured were in hospital following the accident that happened late on Friday night at Dr Zakir Hussain Bustee, said Darjeeling's Superintendent of Police Amit Javalgi.

Seven dead bodies were recovered from the wreckage, he said. Six of the dead were women

Administration sources said the building, constructed in 1968, was not repaired over the years and its foundations had seemingly got weak. The condition of the building worsened during the past few days following rains.

The state government has decided to give ex gratia compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the each of the deceased. Rs 1 lakh will be handed out to the seriously injured.

Rs 10,000 is being given as funeral grant immediately to the family of those who have perished.

The search and rescue operation that continued throughout the night has been completed.

Comment by KM on July 20, 2016 at 9:09pm

'Children were crying. Chunks of burning metal were falling out of the sky': Dubai skyscraper inferno witnesses tell of their horror as hundreds evacuate building 

  • A blaze took over the Sulafa Tower in the Marina district of Dubai
  • Pieces of the building's facade fell off and tumbled to the ground
  • Daniela Carvalho, 34, ran down 47 flights of stairs in terror
  • 'There were children crying and everyone was in shock,' she said 
  • The fire appears to have started about half way up the 75-storey building
  • Firefighters have now managed to bring blaze under control 

Horrified witnesses have told how 'chunks of burning metal' fell from the sky when a 75-storey skyscraper went up in flames in Dubai.

Daniela Carvalho, 34, ran down 47 flights of stairs in terror after the alarm went off in her apartment at about 3pm.

She grabbed her passport and some money before joining hundreds in fleeing the burning building.

'There were children crying and everyone was in shock,' she said.

The residential Sulafa Tower skyscraper caught fire in the densely populated Marina district, sending plumes of smoke into the air. 

Chunks of burning debris landed on surrounding buildings and neighbouring swimming pools with passers-by and workmen running for cover. 

The fire appears to have started on the 35th floor and quickly spread to other floors and the sides of the building but has now been extinguished.  

A huge fire broke out in the Sulafa Tower in Dubai and  hundreds of residents were evacuated

A huge fire broke out in the Sulafa Tower in Dubai and  hundreds of residents were evacuated

Hundreds of residents are thought to have been evacuated from the building. Many who work in nearby offices watched in horror as their homes went up in flames. 

'I was working in my apartment on the 47th floor at the time. When the alarm went off, I went out onto my balcony and saw thick black smoke. I quickly grabbed my things and went straight for the stairs,' Ms Carvalho said.

'There were lots of people trying to leave at the same time and children were crying but no one was running. It was very hot. It took me 20 minutes to get all the way down and my legs have completely given out,' she said.

'No one realised how serious it was until we got outside, looked up and saw the fire.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 17, 2016 at 8:21pm

Two dead, eight injured as ‘100-year-old’ building collapses in Karachi

Two dead, eight injured as ‘100-year-old’ building collapses in Karachi

KARACHI: At least two people including a woman were killed and eight others injured in a building collapse near Shaheen Complex on II Chundrigar Road in Karachi, ARY News reported.

Many people were feared to be trapped under rubble of the building before rescue officials arrived and pulled put the trapped residents.

Officials said the building was very old and decrepit while Sindh Building Control Authority had also declared it dangerous, however people had still been residing in for several years. The building was ground plus one storey and more new rooms had been constructed on the building.

Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Laiq Ahmed said all the people trapped under the rubble had safely been rescued.

“It was a 100 years old building. The incident took place during construction work,” he said.

July 17, 2016 09:25
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 15, 2016 at 5:48pm

Six-story building collapses in Shubra al-Kheima, no casualties


Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:16
At least three people were killed and five injured when a five-storey building collapsed in Ismailia early on Monday morning, while rescue workers were still digging for missing persons, including an 11-year-old child and a woman, by late morning.  

A six-story building collapsed on Syria Street, west of Shubra al-Kheima district, on Wednesday evening.

There were no reported deaths resulting from the collapse, with all residents evacuating shortly before the building came down.

Investigators say that the building was already condemned due to a lack of concrete pillars and was due for demolition.

However, they did not say what exactly sparked the collapse on Wednesday night.

Qalyubia Governor Reda Farahat headed to the scene when he heard the news and asked for a thorough investigation. He was accompanied by Alaa al-Nady, head of the district, and Mostafa Abbas, the governor's deputy secretary general.

The governor also insisted that a proper clean-up operation was started to remove the remains of the building and clean up the area.

Unsafe buildings often collapse across Egypt, with occasional deaths and injuries. In some cases, the buildings were already vacated or at least earmarked for demolition, although others simply collapse unexpectedly due to poor construction or heavy rain.

In March, several people were killed and injured when a five-storey building collapsed in Ismailia. Heavy rain was given as a possible reason for the final collapse of the unsound structure.

The same month, three buildings collapsed in the Karmouz neighborhood of Alexandria, with no deaths of injuries. The buildings, which had already been evacuated ahead of demolition, were cordoned off.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 14, 2016 at 1:33am

Scores in copter evacuation after Canaries road collapse

AFPJuly 13, 2016
One hundred and fifty people, including forty children, are evacuated to the port of Garachico by helicopter after the collapsing of a road that left the village of Teno isolated, in the north of the Canary Island of Tenerife, on July 12, 2016 (AFP Photo/Desiree Martin)

Tenerife (Spain) (AFP) - Over 100 people were rescued by helicopter Wednesday following the collapse of a cliffside road in Spain's Canary Islands that left a village cut off, official said.

Four helicopters transported a total of 123 people from the port of Teno on the northern coast of the resort island of Tenerife, the largest and most populous of the archipelago off the Moroccan coast, to the nearby port of Garachico, a local emergency services spokeswoman said.

The operation was carried out in the early hours of Wednesday and it lasted several hours, she added. None of the people who were evacuated needed medical attention, she said.

A roughly eight-metre (26-foot) long stretch of the only road linking the port of Teno with the rest of the island collapsed late on Tuesday, stranding dozens of local residents and visitors.

The port of Teno is known for its picturesque lighthouse on a narrow rocky headland and volcanic coastline which make it a popular day trip.

Access to the port remained cut on Wednesday as experts investigated the causes of the road collapse, the regional government said

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 14, 2016 at 1:21am

Tragedy In Anambra State As Storey Building Collapses Killing 3 Persons (Photos)

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