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” 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 December 3, 2019 at 12:35am

Building collapse kills 5 in Syria's Aleppo

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-02 21:25:40

DAMASCUS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed after an apartment building collapsed on Monday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, state news agency SANA reported.

The accident happened in the morning in the al-Ma'adi neighborhood in the old quarter of Aleppo, killing five people including a child and two women.

The collapse was caused by a heavy rainfall that hit the illegal building in the previous night, SANA said.

Rescuers are still searching for more people under the rubble.

The old quarter in the eastern part of Aleppo suffered huge damage during the war as it was under the rebels' control before the army's full capture of the city in late 2016.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 29, 2019 at 3:05am

Cars crushed after exterior wall collapses in Cobbs Creek

Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:06PM

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- At least three vehicles were damaged after an exterior wall came crashing down in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.
It happened around 12:45 p.m. on the 6000 block of Osage Avenue.
Video shows cars crushed from falling bricks.
"Startled, like this was unbelievable. Thanksgiving Day," said Veronica Brinkley
Her car was among the three buried in the rubble.
"It sounded like a bomb hit this block and I just thought that I was dead," she added.
Police closed the section of the road to traffic. Crews from the city's Department of Licenses and Inspection were also spotted at the scene.
"I just walked into the house, I think I was in the house maybe 3, 4, minutes," said resident Anthony Randall. "Boom! The whole wall, building everything just fell down, smoke everything I turned around kinda scared cause it rocked a little bit," he described.
No injuries have been reported.
There is no word at this time what caused the collapse.
Comment by Juan F Martinez on November 26, 2019 at 12:58am

Cincinnati building collapse with three injured

by: The Associated Press
Posted: Nov 25, 2019 / 05:42 PM EST / Updated: Nov 25, 2019 / 05:42 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) – Authorities say at least three people have been injured in Cincinnati after part of a building under construction collapsed.

Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston said three people on the structure’s fifth floor were injured when part of the building collapsed Monday afternoon after workers on the sixth floor started pouring concrete.

Winston said one worker had minor injuries and the other two had more serious injuries. He said all were in stable condition.

The chief said crews were searching for any others who might have been injured and contractors were making sure workers were accounted for.

The structure resides on a construction site and isn’t accessible to the public.

Ron Howard, property manager of the building across the street, described the collapse as sounding like a “bunch of mud, metal crashing, timber falling.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 25, 2019 at 11:44pm

Road collapse has traffic down to 1 lane with temporary stop lights

Updated: Nov 25, 2019 - 2:43 PMBEAVER COUNTY, Pa. - Drivers say they're fed up with a crumbling road that finally collapsed over the weekend. Route 151 in Beaver County is now down to one lane in areas with temporary traffic signals and cones.

There were some delays in getting students to a nearby school this morning as well. 

Channel 11's Erin Clarke takes drivers' and frustrated neighbors' concerns right to PennDOT to get answers. What the agency is saying about the problem tonight at 5:30.

Here's a map showing the area where the road collapse happened:

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 25, 2019 at 6:13pm

The storm destroys a road in the port of Vado Ligure

Genoa - “We are restoring the access road to the Vado terminal, while the Maersk port platform has not suffered damage, the collapse is part of the damage caused by the storm”, the president of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, said.

November 24 2019

Genoa - Due to bad weather a road leading to the Reefer terminal in the port of Vado Ligure collapsed, while the ports of Genoa and Savona suffered no damage. This was stated by the president of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti. “We are restoring the access road to the Vado terminal, while the Maersk port platform has not suffered damage, the collapse is part of the damage caused by the storm, which has struck various stretches of walk, especially in Alassio and Vado”, explains the Ligurian governor .

Comment by Juan F Martinez on November 18, 2019 at 7:31pm

French bridge collapses near Toulouse, killing girl, 15

A 15-year-old girl has been killed and several other people are believed missing after a suspension bridge collapsed in south-western France.

Several vehicles fell into the River Tarn north of Toulouse when the bridge near the village of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn fell down at around 08:00 (07:00 GMT).

Four people were rescued and the river is still being searched for others who may be missing.

An investigation into the causes of the incident has been opened.

At least 60 emergency services personnel have been working at the scene.

The bridge, 155m (170 yards) long and almost 7m wide, was renovated in 2003 by Haute-Garonne council.

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on November 11, 2019 at 5:49pm

Lewes Castle: Medieval wall collapses as emergency services search for casualties

Emergency services are searching through rubble after part of Lewes Castle in Sussex collapsed - sending 500 tonnes of Medieval wall crumble onto to nearby buildings.

Sussex Police confirmed its officers were assisting East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service with the ongoing incident.

Witnesses reported multiple emergency vehicles at the scene, as well as a helicopter and dog unit.

According to East Sussex Fire and Rescue teams, the area of wall collapse is not part of the main castle and not immediately accessible by the public.

They said there were no immediate reports of anyone missing but a "multi-agency search and rescue operation" is ongoing.

A spokesperson said: "A search of the area is not yet underway, due to the instability of the Old Coach House. ESFRS is working with other emergency services to gain a safe access.

The Norman Castle dates back 1000 years and occupies a commanding position guarding the gap in the South Downs cut by the River Ouse.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 12, 2019 at 7:51pm

Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in New Orleans Kills One and Injures at Least 18

  • Oct. 12, 2019Updated 1:31 p.m. ET

After the collapse of parts of the building, three people from the construction site remained unaccounted for, the New Orleans fire chief said on Saturday.

Parts of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning, killing one and injuring at least 18 others, a city official said. There are three people who remain unaccounted for.

The New Orleans Fire Department received reports of a collapsed building around 9:12 a.m., Chief Timothy McConnell said in a news conference on Saturday. The top six to eight floors of the building were affected, he said.

Chief McConnell and other officials repeatedly warned people to stay away from the area, noting that the structure and that a 270-foot crane remained unstable and still might collapse.

Nineteen people were assessed for injuries at the scene, 18 of whom were transported to area hospitals, he said. All were are in stable condition.

There were no reports of any injuries of people on the ground around the construction site.

Additional information on the person who was killed was not immediately available.

“Obviously, it’s a very serious situation here on Canal Street,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said at the news conference. “I’m just asking for everybody to lift up in prayer those who are at the hospital” and people who were “unaccounted for.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 3, 2019 at 4:20am

Hwy. 8 closed as part of escarpment access road collapses after heavy rain

Oct 02, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Highway 8 in Dundas is closed after part of the escarpment access road collapsed following heavy rain.

The highway is closed in both directions between Bond Street in Dundas and Hillcrest Avenue above the escarpment in Greensville due to a "significant erosion event."

Crews are investigating the damage and repairs are required, according to the city. The highway will remain closed until further notice.

"The City thanks motorists for their patience and cooperation as we work to ensure continued public safety along the escarpment roadways," states a media release.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 29, 2019 at 5:03am

Block of flats collapses in southern China after ‘sinking into ground’

  • Residents evacuated from building in Shenzhen as it leans to one side
  • An investigation is launched and utilities in the area are cut off

1:55pm 28 Aug, 2019

Emergency workers sealed off a building in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen after it collapsed on Wednesday morning, local authorities said.

At around 11.20am, a block of flats in Luohu district suddenly sank into the ground and leaned to one side, the Shenzhen government said on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.

“Before it happened, the local community office heard noises coming from underground, and evacuated residents. Right now there are no casualties,” the Weibo post said. “The case is being investigated.”

In a short video published by state broadcaster CCTV, a residential building appears to have sunk into the ground and leans on the neighbouring building, with bricks and concrete strewn on the ground.

The area was closed off as police, ambulance crews and firefighters attended the scene.

The authorities also evacuated residents from surrounding buildings, moving them into temporary housing. A panel of experts began to investigate the cause of the collapse, while water, gas and electricity supplies were cut off in the area and construction work was halted as a precaution.

FDNY: Worker Killed in Partial Bronx Building Collapse

By Dean Meminger The Bronx

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