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 on Wednesday

Building Collapses In Thane, Two Dead, Several Feared Trapped


Building Collapses In Thane, Two Dead, Several Feared Trapped A four-storey building collapsed in Thane. (Photo: Twitter/@ANI_news)

A four-storey building at Thakurli in Thane district collapsed tonight, killing two and several persons are said to have been trapped, an official said.

The building ‘Matru Chhaya’ crashed at about 10.40 pm following heavy downpour. A massive relief and rescue operation has begun and so far three injured persons have been rescued and rushed to the hospital.

— Santosh Kadam, chief, Regional Disaster Management Committee.

He, however, said that the exact number of persons trapped under the debris is yet to be ascertained.

Fire brigade teams from Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, and Ambernath have been rushed to the site, he said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2015 at 9:22pm

14 feared dead as building collapse at Cantonments

About 14 persons have been rescued under the rubble of a three storey-building which collapsed in Cantonments in Accra

  • Published: 18.15 , Refreshed: 56 minutes ago
  • Emmanuel Tornyi

About 14 people are feared dead when a three-storey building under construction near the Free Zones Board at Cantonments in Ghana’s capital Accra caved in on Saturday.

Those feared dead are workers who were numbering about 30 at the construction site when the building collapsed.

Some have been rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building, most of them severely injured.

So far one person has been confirmed dead.

Register for the workers show that about 16 labourers were working on the building when it collapsed.

Frantic efforts are being made to rescue all the trapped workers.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 24, 2015 at 7:28am

1 hurt after roof collapse in south Orange County

UPDATED 6:47 PM EDT Jul 23, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. —One person suffered minor injuries after the roof of a commercial building collapsed in south Orange County on Thursday evening.

It happened at a warehouse along South Orange Blossom Trail between Taft Vineland Road and the Central Florida Parkway, just south of the Florida Turnpike and S.R. 528 around 6 p.m.

Everyone was evacuated from the building

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 21, 2015 at 2:58am
Russia: Road bridge collapses due to heavy rain in Tyumen 0:09

Heavy rainfall washed away 30 metres (98 feet) of track including the bridge on the Tyumen-Khanty-Mansiysk road in Tyumen region on Monday. The connection is to be restored within hours, according to officials. No injuries or victims have been reported as

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 21, 2015 at 2:21am

All canal-side roads are ready to collapse, officials say

By Coconuts Bangkok July 20, 2015 / 16:38 ICT

ABOVE: A canal-side road in Pathum Thani province split open on July 9. Photos: MCOT

Highway officials warned yesterday that all canal-side roads are in danger of collapsing as waterways across the country are drying up.

Motorists were urged to drive slowly with caution alongside canals, while truck drivers were advised to find alternative routes, according to highway authorities.

A number of spectacular incidents have seen roads split and torn apart as the soil dessicates, settles and shifts due to the drought crisis, notably in Saraburi province and a sinkhole earlier this month on Bangkok’s Phetkasem Road. Then there was the river that ate a woman’s house.

Road inspectors will survey risky areas, officials said, while residents near canals were asked to report any issues to officials via hotline number 1146.

Comment by Mark on July 20, 2015 at 7:58pm

I-10 closed at collapsed bridge in Desert Center

A bridge collapse east of the Coachella Valley late Sunday afternoon forced the closure of Interstate 10 – the main roadway between Southern California and Phoenix – injuring one man and stranding hundreds of motorists backed up for miles.

The Tex Wash bridge, built on the eastbound I-10 in 1967, was listed as functionally obsolete in the 2013 National Bridge Inventory released last year. Essentially, the bridge was listed as no longer adequate for its task, though it was not listed as having known structural problems that needed to be fixed.

A black truck was driving east on I-10 when the bridge crumpled beneath it about 4:45 p.m. Bystanders used straps from their cars to tie the truck to a guardrail and prevent it from washing away in the running water below. The passenger was able to get out but the driver had to be rescued. Firefighters went into rapidly rising water with asphalt and debris falling around them to pull the driver out by 7 p.m.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 18, 2015 at 8:15pm

Multi-storey building collapses in west Delhi, many trapped

A five-storey building collapsed in Vishnu Garden area of west Delhi late on Saturday. According to initial reports, many people are feared trapped under the debris.

A five-storey building collapsed in Vishnu Garden area of west Delhi late on Saturday. According to initial reports, many people are feared trapped under the debris.

"The building in Vishnu Garden (in Khayala) collapsed and we are conducting a rescue operation. Many are feared to be trapped in the debris of the multi storey building," DCP (West Delhi) Pushpendra Kumar said.

Fire department officials said that the collapse of the five-storey building was reported at 9 pm and several fire tenders and rescue teams were rushed to the spot to conduct rescue and relief operation. 

In April, two persons including a six-year-old boy were killed while nine others severely injured when the top two floors of a three-storey building collapsed following an explosion in a high-power compressor in west Delhi's Moti Nagar. Eleven persons were rescued from the debris.

The ground floor of the building housed a fan-assembling unit where a compressor was installed for painting the manufactured fans. It was this compressor which caused the blast.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 18, 2015 at 5:10am

Sinkhole causes Long Grove road to collapse

Diamond Lake Road

Diamond Lake Road Collapse

Road collapse

Indian Creek

Diamond Lake Road

Diamond Lake Road in Long Grove to be closed indefinitely due to sinkhole

Diamond Lake Road's crossing at Indian Creek in Long Grove will be closed indefinitely after it collapsed Friday morning, leaving a crater several feet wide.

Larry Savage, an engineer with the Lake County Division of Transportation, said another engineer was driving the area at 8 a.m. Friday and noticed a slight sinkhole.

The drainage pipe that runs under the road is old and rotting, Savage said. Designs to replace the pipe are underway, and replacement was scheduled for August 2016.

  • @Mr_Common_Sense I can understand you writing stupid stuff like his -- sadly, it's what you do - but what cretins are hitting the Like button?
    AT 8:59 PM JULY 17, 2015

But heavy rains Thursday night filled the tunnel and pushed through a rotted hole and into the ground next to the road, Savage said. As the water levels dropped, some of the supporting gravel slid out of place and fell into the tunnel, he said.

Crews were on the scene from 8:30 a.m. until noon cutting open the road and refilling the gravel to keep the road leveled and free of potholes, Savage said.

"It was the weight of the new gravel that caused the pipe to cave in," Savage said. "It was old and in worse shape than we thought. We've had some very intense seasons these past few years."

Those repair crews were still on their way back to the warehouse when a nearby neighbor called and reported the collapse, Savage said. No cars were in the area when the collapse occurred.

Fire Chief Jeff Steingart of the Countryside Fire Protection District confirmed that his crews were not needed at the scene.

The suggested detour involves diverting traffic from Gilmer Road and Route 45 onto Route 83, which runs parallel to Diamond Lake Road.

There is no timetable for when Diamond Lake Road will reopen.

Brooke Hooker, a spokesperson for the Lake County Department of Transportation, said the drainage pipe is of an unusual size and needs to be custom ordered. She said timetables for that type design and purchase are often unpredictable.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 17, 2015 at 10:20pm

Nine believed dead in Philippine coal mine collapse: official

Jul. 17, 2015 | 09:09 AM

MANILA: Three people died and six others are believed to have also been killed when part of a coal mine collapsed on a remote central Philippine island Friday, the provincial governor said.

Nine workers were using heavy machinery to remove sea water from the open-pit mine when a wall collapsed and buried the miners, Governor Rhodora Cadiao said.

Heavy rains had also reportedly drenched the area, she added.

"Nine people were buried and presumed dead. We recovered three bodies and we're looking for six more," Cadiao told radio DZBB.

Mining operations were suspended following the incident and an investigation has been launched.

Five people were killed in a similar incident at the mine in 2013.

"Precautionary measures should have been in place," the governor said. "This will undergo (an) investigation. I hope there is no negligence on the part of the contractor."

Semirara Mining and Power Corp., which owns the mine, said it was investigating in coordination with the government.

"Management has condoled with the families of the victims and is giving them full support," it said in a statement.

The open-pit mine is on an island around four hours by boat from the central island of Antique, a fishing province in the Visayas islands, and one hour by plane from the capital Manila

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 17, 2015 at 1:56am

Parking garage collapses at Wilson Hospital in JC

7:22 p.m. EDT July 16, 2015

JOHNSON CITY -- A two-level parking garage collapsed Thursday afternoon at UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, drawing crowds of panicked witnesses and bystanders.

A section of the concrete caved in on top of vehicles on the bottom level of the two-level garage at 55 Baldwin St. Several cars were trapped under the collapsed section, with more on the collapsed upper section.

Officials said they were not aware of any fatalities in the incident and did not know if there were injuries or how many vehicles were damaged.

"We can always replace cars and structures," Broome County Executive Debbie Preston said at the scene.

The Village of Johnson City declared a state of emergency, banning unauthorized personnel on Main Street between Baldwin and Arch streets, Baldwin between Main and Corliss streets, Corliss between Baldwin and Arch, and Arch between Main and Corliss.

A crane and other construction equipment have been brought to the scene to begin dealing with the slabs of collapsed concrete.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office and Johnson City Police are asking people to avoid traveling on Main Street near Wilson Hospital.

The collapse was reported about 3:15 p.m. Thursday. There was no immediate word of injuries or entrapment.

A structural engineer will examine the garage, Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie said.

This story is being updated. Check back for updates.

The Broome County Office of Emergency services reported that UHS Wilson was fully functional and that emergency room patients were asked to use the Decker entrance on Harrison Street.

On Thursday afternoon, panicked bystanders crowded around yellow police tape asking each other if anyone's car was parked there. Firefighters surrounded the damaged structure while police identified witnesses.

Emergency sirens blared in the background, almost deafening at times.

Witnesses described the collapse as a moment of terrifying chaos.

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