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Building collapses in Poland: 5 killed, 4 injured, 1 missing

Associated Press April 8, 2017" data-reactid="12" />Rescuers and firefighters search for 11 missing people in the rubble of an apartment house that collapsed in Swiebodzice, Poland, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Firefighters suspect the collapse might have been caused by a gas explosion. Several people were killed and injured. (AP Photo)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pre-World War II apartment house collapsed Saturday in southwestern Poland, leaving five people dead, four injured and one missing, authorities said.

Scores of firefighters with dogs were searching the rubble of the building in the town of Swiebodzice (Shvyeh-'boh-tchi-tseh), according to Daniel Mucha, regional spokesman for the firefighters. He said the collapse of two floors of the three-floor building might have been caused by a gas explosion.

Regional governor Pawel Hreniak said the search-and-rescue operation was expected to continue through Sunday.

He confirmed five fatalities, including two school-age children.

Still, firefighters looking for one more missing person said there were no sounds yet coming from the building's bricks and broken wood.

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was heading to the site, 420 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of Warsaw, to be with the victims and the rescue workers.

The governor of Swiebodzice, Bogdan Kozuchowicz, said the pre-World War II building was recently renovated and had been in good technical condition.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Swiebodzice and in Wroclaw. One survivor, identified only by her first name Stanislawa, told TVN24 that she was "miraculously saved."

"I was in the kitchen and suddenly it was dark and full of debris and some broken wooden planks," she said from her hospital bed in Swiebodzice. "I got on top of those planks and started calling 'Help! Help!' Two firefighters came and pulled me out by the arm."

She said her husband was resting on the bed at the time of the collapse.

"I don't know what has happened to him," she said, her voice trembling.

With her teenage son, also a survivor, at her side, she said the family had lost everything.

Tunnel collapse knocks Nepal’s 100-kW Budum Rivulet Micro Hydropower offline


The canal that supplies water to the 100-kW Budum Rivulet Micro Hydropower project in Nepal has collapsed, news agencies are reporting.

The project, at Gudel of Mahakulung rural municipality in the Solukhumbu district, began operating in 2015.

It is reported that a 30-meter-long section of the canal collapsed and will take a minimum of one month to repair. More than 750 households have lost electricity as a result of the collapse.


We have described a time preceding the last weeks when emergency management teams would be exhausted, turning a deaf ear in countries like the US and Britain to cries of "terrorism" and a need to install martial law. What could cause such a state, worldwide? Earthquakes have increased in frequency and strength, and accidents in the stretch zones are increasing because the plates have loosened up and are moving a greater distance during each adjustment. The recent breaks in Internet cables around the Arabian Plate are a case in point. Where earthquakes of lower magnitude are registered and often felt, when they increase in size to a magnitude 6 or 7 or greater, infrastructure is destroyed.

What will it be like when earthquakes are happening to most cities around the world, simultaneously? Stretch zones will experience even more destruction, as the infrastructure will be pulled apart. Gas mains will explode into holocausts. Travel will become impossible when roadways are torn apart or heaved up. And the increasingly volatile atmosphere, jerked about by the wobble, will make air travel treacherous. Where faltering on occasion now, satellites will falter increasingly, making communications difficult. All this leads to panic, so that distracted workers cause malfunctions in services. This can be expected before the last weeks arrive.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 23, 2018 at 12:05am

Silo collapse sends about 10,000 tons of corn onto road

An AT&T worker walks through thousands of bushels of corn that cover Ohio Route 571 Monday, Jan. 22

A silo collapse has sent about 10,000 tons (9,070 metric tons) of corn onto an Ohio road, shutting it down for days.

WHIO-TV reports emergency crews first responded to calls of an explosion at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain Co. in New Carlisle late Sunday night. Fire officials say there was no explosion and the sounds came from the silo collapsing.

The collapse also damaged another building. The company says no employees were in the area at the time and no injuries were reported.

Officials say the collapse took out several power poles and lines, causing more than 300 customers to lose electrical service. Department of Transportation officials say Ohio State Route 571 is expected to be closed until at least Wednesday.

An investigation into the collapse is ongoing.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 21, 2018 at 12:54am

Part of Wasfi Al Tal Street caves in

Last updated at Jan 21,2018

Part of Wasfi Al Tal Street (Gardens Street) next to a large construction pit caved in on Friday, prompting authorities to close that portion of the street to traffic as they started investigating the reason for this collapse, according to a municipal official (Photo by Osama Aqarbeh)

AMMAN — A detour will be in place on Wasfi Al Tal Street for at least two to three weeks following a road cave-in, a municipal official said on Saturday.

  Part of Wasfi Al Tal Street (Gardens Street) next to a large construction pit caved in on Friday, prompting authorities to close that portion of the street to traffic as they started investigating the reason for this collapse, the official said.

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Traffic Department closed the collapsed part of the street which takes traffic to Al Waha roundabout and announced a detour around the collapsed site.

"The detour seeks to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians on this vital and busy street," the municipal official, who preferred to remain unnamed, told The Jordan Times.

The closure of that part of Wasfi Al Tal Street Street is expected to last two to three weeks, the official said.

"GAM and the contractor of the project, which is a hyper market, are working out solutions to prevent similar accidents in the future and ensure the safety of people first and foremost," the official said.

A higher construction safety committee that entails representatives from different government and independent agencies has inspected the site.

"The committee is studying the case to determine the reason behind the collapse," the official noted.

The street collapsed in the aftermath of a strong depression and a polar front that affected the country on Thursday and Friday, bringing very strong winds and heavy precipitation.

Public Housing Minister Hani Halaseh, who is also the president of the National Building Council, checked on the collapse area, and called on the higher construction committee to look into the reasons for the collapse and the measures needed.

During the meeting, stakeholders provided the Greater Amman Municipality, which is responsible for issuing building permits, with guides on the procedures that have to be implemented by the contractor to fortify the area in order to avoid future collapses, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 17, 2018 at 7:15pm

Historic ‘Thomas Hardy’ bridge collapses into river

The bridge, featured in one of the novelist’s classic novels, is believed to date from the 16th century.

A view of the damage to Wool Bridge (Andrew Matthews/PA)
A bridge that features in Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy has partially collapsed into a river.

The Grade II* listed Wool Bridge was considered to be the best preserved Elizabethan bridge in Dorset, where it crosses the River Frome.

Dorset County Council was first alerted to a potential problem with the bridge on January 10, with an engineer finding a crack in the road.

Parts of the bridge have since “slipped into the river”, with a further crack in the arch at the Wool end of the structure.

Yesterday, a part of the arch at the Wool end that was left unsupported by the slipping of the wall, also fell into the river.

“This part may collapse but is well within the area that is protected with barriers. Currently the bridge remains open to pedestrians,” a council spokeswoman said.

“A crane has been booked for Friday to begin lifting in large bags filled with stone.

“These will be placed upstream of the slipped wall to protect from further erosion and help to stabilise the wall.”

The bags are likely to remain in place until the summer.

“In the meantime, we will be preparing design drawings and getting the various consents required for working on a listed building and in the river,” the spokeswoman added.

The bridge, as well as Woolbridge Manor, features in the Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

It is believed to date from the 16th century, with historical records indicating that repairs were carried out in 1607 and 1688.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 16, 2018 at 2:34am

At least 10 killed in Colombia bridge collapse

Ten construction workers were killed after a bridge collapsed bridge near Bogota, Colombia.

Comment by jorge namour on January 15, 2018 at 2:46pm

Floor collapses at Jakarta stock exchange, dozens injured

January 15, 2018

Photo showing inside the Jakarta stock exchange, where an upper floor collapsed on January 15, 2018.

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Dozens of people were injured Monday when a floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta collapsed, spilling people onto the lobby area below.

At least 77 people were taken to local hospitals after a hallway between two buildings suddenly gave way, according to Argo Yuwono, senior commissioner for Jakarta police department.
Two people have since been discharged. Police said most injuries were minor and they did not comment on the cause of the collapse.

A CNN Indonesia correspondent said after the collapse the stock exchange director was shouting at people through a loudspeaker to evacuate the building, which also houses the World Bank's Indonesia office.

The lobby was crowded at the time of the collapse, just after people had finished lunch.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2018 at 3:55am

Peru bridge collapse drops dozens into river; 16 missing

(File pix) Peruvian rescue workers were combing a river Wednesday for 16 people missing after the bridge they were on collapsed in a valley northwest of the mountain-top ruins of Machu Picchu, officials said. Reuters Photo


LIMA: Peruvian rescue workers were combing a river Wednesday for 16 people missing after the bridge they were on collapsed in a valley northwest of the mountain-top ruins of Machu Picchu, officials said.

The bridge, close to the village of Kimbiri, collapsed on Tuesday following hours of heavy seasonal rains in the southeastern region. At least 30 people were walking across it at the time, the civil defense authority said.

Fifteen of the people were saved and taken to hospital with injuries.

But 16 plunged into the Kimbiri river and were swept away.

An army helicopter, navy launches and a fire brigade were searching for them, officials said. Fire officers said the rains had greatly strengthened currents in the river.

The bridge was built in 2015 and was closed to traffic for maintenance, according to local authorities in Kimbiri.

The village is around 150 kilometers (95 miles) northwest of the Machu Picchu ruins

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 26, 2017 at 6:47pm

Bridge collapses in MP’s Jhabua district; none hurt

Jhabua (MP): A bridge collapsed near Alsiyakhedi village (Ramnagar) in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district today, disrupting vehicular movement on Jhabua-Ratlam road, around 40 kms from here, police said.

Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Jain said the bridge, located on a rivulet which is dry now, caved in this afternoon.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident as there was no vehicle plying on the bridge at the time of the incident.

“Steps are being taken to prepare a diversion to enable vehicles to pass till the bridge is repaired,” he said.

Following the incident, a large number of vehicles, mainly trucks and four-wheelers, remained stranded on both sides of the road, an eyewitness said.

Several villages and towns of Jhabua and Ratlam remained cut off after the collapse.

There is another state highway that connects villages and towns located on both sides of the bridge.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 20, 2017 at 4:39am

Retaining wall collapses onto Oak Bay Avenue

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 17, 2017 at 8:51am

LOOK: Road collapses in Cebu town due to heavy rains

A road caved in due to heavy rains in Sitio Anapo, Barangay Tinubdan, Daanbantayan, Cebu. Vilma Andales, ABS-CBN News

DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu – Heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm “Urduja” caused a roadway here to collapse Saturday.

A portion of a road in Sitio Anapo in Barangay Tinubdan collapsed and was closed to 4-wheeled vehicles.

Daanbantayan Mayor Vic Loot, who inspected the area, said the road closure is a precautionary measure against possible soil erosion.

The tropical storm also caused a power outage in parts of Cebu after strong winds toppled electric posts Friday. Power in the areas of Bogo City, San Remegio and Daanbantayan was restored around 6 a.m. Saturday.

Cebu Electric Cooperative 2 engineer Dominador Binghay said around 30 percent of power supply is down and that the firm would only supply power to the central business districts in towns and cities as the province braces for stronger winds Saturday night. — report from Vilma Andales, ABS-CBN News

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 14, 2017 at 5:56am

Built after 2013 disaster, bridge collapses on Gangotri highway

TNN | Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 09:02 IST

NEW DELHI: A bridge suddenly collapsed in Uttarakhand on the Gangotri national highway on Thursday morning.

The bridge was constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in place of the main bridge, which had collapsed during the 2013 Uttarakhand disaster. Gangotri, Maneri, Harsil and several villages on the hills got disconnected from the district headquarters.

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