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

Associated Press April 8, 2017
http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/2d957f6bfe2441f288678..." 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.

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

04/06/2017

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.

THE STRETCH ZONE, THAT SINKING FEELING

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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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Two dead, four injured as two buildings collapse in north Cairo

Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

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Two people were killed and four others injured in the collapse of two buildings in north Cairo's Rod El-Farg district on Tuesday, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

According to Al-Ahram, the buildings collapsed on Monday as the result of the collapse of another five-story building nearby.

The civil-security forces managed to rescue four injured people from the ruins of the two buildings.

However, two other people, a 45-year-old-woman and a five-year-girl, died in the collapse.

Rescue workers are still conducting search-and-rescue efforts in the hope of finding more survivors.

The Rod El-Farag district, once known for its fruit-and-vegetable market, is a crowded area with poor-quality housing.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 3, 2017 at 8:34pm

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Collapse of concrete footbridge leaves 4 injured in Prague

3 December 2017 02:55 (UTC+04:00)

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Emergency services officials in the Czech capital say four people were injured when a footbridge that crosses the Vltava River collapsed, FoxNews reported.

The fire and rescue service say two of the four suffered serious injuries in the Troja district of Prague when the bridge gave way on Saturday afternoon.

The concrete bridge was used by cyclists and pedestrians on the way to Prague's popular zoo.

It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse. Police are investigating.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 29, 2017 at 6:23am

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Tunnel mishap kills 8 miners in Magwe

EIGHT miners, including a Chinese national, were killed when a coal mine tunnel collapse near Ngape-Shwesettaw road in Magwe Region, rescuers from the Department of Fire Service said on Tuesday.  

The accident occurred Monday afternoon after an air pipe made of tarpaulin, used for underground ventilation of the mine, burst, causing the roof and walls of the tunnel to collapse, miners said.

“When the air pipe burst, air supply to underground was cut. Three mine workers inside managed to get out but eight others were buried,” a coal truck driver who witnessed the accident said. 

“Due to the pressure from the air pipe rupture, the bulbs inside the tunnel got burnt down.” 

Although firefighters and miners had tried to rescue the workers trapped inside the collapsed tunnel, they didn’t succeed due to lack of full rescue equipment and tonnes of soil and debris that choked the excavation, a Red Cross rescuer said.

“There is no air underground. As we got some gas smell, we weren’t able to go down immediately. We found two dead bodies on top of each other,” he said.

“The two bodies were brought out at about 11:00 pm (Monday),” Department of Fire Services Region Head U Aung Win Sein said. “Rescue works were still in the process of recovering the remaining bodies.”

“Dead bodies were covered by a huge boulder in seven feet circumference and two feet thickness. If we remove that boulder, there will be more collapses which can affect rescue works,” he said.  “We are now first reinforcing the walls and roofs. At about 3:00 pm (Tuesday), we were able to recover two more bodies,” he said.

The coal mine is between 150 and 300 feet deep and is being operated by is Han Htet (1) Company, which started mining activities in 2011.

There were previous coal mine accidents with collapses and casualties in Minbu and Minhla townships but this accident is believed to have the highest death toll, local residents said.

Two firms were granted 10-year permits for large scale coal mining with areas of 45 acres and 148.50 acres in Minhla and Minbu townships in 2014-2015, according to the statistics from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 11, 2017 at 9:08pm

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Building collapses in Guntur

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 8, 2017 at 8:25am

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Transport paralysed in Turkana as Kainuk bridge collapses

Motorists travelling to and from Turkana County were left stranded after a major bridge collapsed on Sunday evening following heavy rains experienced in the area.

The collapse of Kainuk bridge, which connects Turkana county to the rest of North Rift region, temporarily cut off transport between Kitale and Lodwar towns on Sunday night and better part of Monday.

Kenyans took to social media to lament saying that the bridge occasionally collapses whenever there is heavy downpour.

“Nearly every rainy season, the Kainuk bridge in Turkana gets damaged and every time, a new tender to reconstruct it is handed out,” tweeted Saddique Shabban, a sports journalist.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 1, 2017 at 5:06pm

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10-year-old child killed, 3 people injured in toppling of 5-story building in Mansoura

November 1, 2017
4:50 pm

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A 10-year-old child was killed and three others injured in the city of Mansoura on Wednesday after a five-story building toppled over to lean on an opposite building.

Governor of Dakahleya Ahmed al-Sha’arawy and head of Dakahleya Security Directorate Ayman al-Mallah, are among government officials who inspected the area of the incident. Security forces cordoned off the area to prevent people approaching the scene until the building is demolished.

Sha’arawy ordered that five adjacent buildings be evacuated, and organized shelter for affected families in al-Nasereya Sporting Club. He also arranged for the disbursement of urgent compensation of LE11,000, and the expenses of daily subsistence for each family equivalent to LE100 pounds a month.

In a statement to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Sha’arawy said that this building was part of the plan to monitor dilapidated residential housing. An inspection found that it was about to collapse and was endangering the neighboring buildings.

He added that a demolishing order was issued, and its owner was informed through the police department on October 4 to evacuate and implement the decision to remove it, but the residents refused and the owner failed to implement.

“We will begin immediately to remove the building and examine the cause of the collapse by a specialized engineering committee, and a report will be made to understand what happened and prevent its recurrence,” Sha’arawy said.

Firefighters have evacuated five adjacent buildings, where 22 families were living. The Social Solidarity Directorate will help provide shelter for them.

The owners of the apartments in the building gathered around the governor and demanded that he provide alternative apartments for them, as they are now stranded, and declared their refusal to stay in the tents set up by the governorate for them.

“I was sleeping and woke up to find the refrigerator moving and the bed tilting,” said Hamdi Daoud, who lives in the fourth floor of the building. “I was surprised by the house leaning strongly. I threw myself from the balcony (to the opposite building). My wife was out and when she returned with my daughter she found me in the street,” he said.

“I put all my savings in this apartment and I do not have anything to buy another apartment,” Daoud said.

“I left my apartment at 6 am, and after half an hour I received a call that the house was leaning. I ran back and found the house leaning on the opposite building and its entrance was swallowed up by the ground, and we could not enter it again and all that I had is locked inside,” said Saneya Mohamed, a resident of the building.

A team from the Mansoura Prosecution office inspected the scene, and looked at the property from both directions, to find out the causes of the landslide, which led to the fall of the first floor under ground, and then the leaning of the building. The prosecution team also visited to Mansoura International Hospital to take testimonies of the injured in the incident.

The prosecution ordered the arrest of the owner of the building as well as the summoning of the district chief and the director of the engineering department for them to be held accountable for the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 31, 2017 at 6:59pm

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A tunnel collapsed at a North Korean nuclear test site, reportedly killing 200 people

Punggye ri north korea test satellite imageSatellite imagery of North Korea's nuclear test site showing landslides and damage after the blast. Planet Labs / 38 North

  • Japanese media reports that about 200 North Koreans died in a tunnel collapse at a nuclear test site.
  • In September, North Korea tested a powerful nuclear weapon that experts say rocked the mountain and made it unstable.
  • If the test site is compromised, the hazardous radioactive material could spread across the region.


Japan's TV Asahi reports that about 200 North Koreans have died in a tunnel collapse at a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, in North Korea's northeast.

In early September, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test there, detonating a nuclear device under a mountain. Experts have said it was a hydrogen bomb about 10 times as powerful as the first atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the close of World War II.

Satellite imagery has revealed that the mountain above the test site has since suffered a series of landslides and seismic aftershocks thought to have resulted from the blast.

North Korean sources told TV Asahi that a tunnel collapsed on 100 workers and that an additional 100 who went in to rescue them also died under the unstable mountain.

The tunnels in and out of the test site had been damaged, and the workers may have been clearing or repairing them to resume nuclear testing.

If the test site is compromised, hazardous radioactive material left over from the blast may seep out.

If that debris were to reach China, Beijing would see that as an attack on its country, Jenny Town, the assistant director of the US-Korea Institute and a managing editor at 38 North, previously told Business Insider.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 31, 2017 at 5:56am

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Sheikhupura: Building collapse leaves 4 dead, 9 injured

Four people were killed and nine other sustained injuries when a building collapsed in Sheikhupura.

SHEIKHUPURA (Dunya News) – A two-storey building collapsed near the main stop of Feroze Wattoan area of Sheikhupura on Monday, killing at least four people and wounding nine other, Dunya News reported.

Police and rescue teams reached the spot and retrieved the dead and injured person from the rubble and shifted them to District Headquarters Hospital.



Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 30, 2017 at 8:11am

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One dead, several injured in bridge collapse at Chevara

Kollam: One woman died and at least 20 were injured as a footbridge on the compound of Kerala Minera...

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Kollam: One woman died and at least 20 were injured as a footbridge on the compound of Kerala Minera...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 23, 2017 at 12:37am

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Bridge in South Jordan Valley Partially Collapsed

تم نشره في Sun 22 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM

JORDAN VALLEY —AlGhad— A bridge in the South Jordan Valley on route to the Dead Sea has partially collapsed earlier today, Sunday, endangering the lives of drivers and locals.

District acting governor Dr Firas Faour said that municipality teams are working on detours for cars and pedestrians.

Notably, the beams of the bridge have been cracking for some time now, the locals have said, wondering why they had to wait for it to collapse.

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