http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-collapse.html?hp&_r=0

 

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.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-co...

 

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.

http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/551123/100-year-old-bu...

 

 LAKE ELSINORE: Water leak causes street collapse

 

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 22, 2011

By GENE GHIOTTO
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

 

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_spipe23.38e27e6...

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.

http://brandon.patch.com/articles/windhorst-parsons-roadway-collaps...

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.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110720/NEWS01/307200099/Se...

Road collapse might have killed Colorado family

(2011-07-20)

(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.

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/news.newsmain/article/1/0/183...

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.

http://www.cnkeyword.info/yunnan-road-test-the-opening-day-collapse...

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

http://www.allvoices.com/news/9730810-details-emerge-in-deadly-road...

 

 

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13 dead after church collapses in South Africa

19/04/2019 - 15:48:00

At least 13 people have been killed after part of a church collapsed in South Africa, according to local media.

Broadcaster News24 cited KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie as saying heavy rain may have been to blame for the collapse on Thursday night in Dlangubo.

The report said the collapse at the Pentecostal church occurred as an Easter season service was underway.

Mr McKenzie said six people were seriously injured.

Officials are on their way to the scene

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 12, 2019 at 5:27pm

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/771715/rio-buildings-co...

Two dead and 15 missing after buildings COLLAPSE

TWO buildings have collapsed in Rio de Janeiro killing two and leaving 15 missing, according to reports.

Published 12th April 2019


Services have rushed to the scene and are scouring the rubble.

Witnesses say the buildings "suddenly crumbled", reports Globo.com.

One resident said: "The locals who are helping went there and heard a lady scream exactly in her room."

The homes have between three and four floors.


One man was seen being taken away on a stretcher after the collapse at around 7am local time, or 11am GMT.

The region had been hit by thunderstorms earlier this week, although the cause is not yet clear.

It was not raining at the time of the collapse.

According to reports, there is a strong smell of gas.


Firefighters have put the area on alert over fears buildings nearby may also be at risk.

According to reports there are around 60 buildings under construction in the area.

One witness added: "They build without end, without stopping.

"One building after another, crazy. It was constant explosions. They just want to build and sell."

another link:

https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL1N21U0HI

April 12, 2019 / 9:52 AM / Updated an hour ago

Two dead after buildings collapse in militia-controlled Rio neighborhood

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 12 (Reuters) - At least two people died and two more were injured when two unlicensed buildings in a militia-controlled outer borough of Rio de Janeiro collapsed on Friday, just days after deadly rains caused chaos in Brazil’s second largest city.

It was unclear why the four-story buildings, located in the western neighborhood of Itanhangá, collapsed. Locals said at least four families were living in the buildings, which were undergoing construction. An unknown number of people were still missing, locals and officials said.

“Two people were injured and two were killed, and teams are on the scene looking for survivors who may be buried,” a fire department spokesman said.

The mayor’s office said the two buildings were irregular constructions, which had not been authorized. Brazilian cities underwent rapid and mostly unplanned urbanization in the last six decades, giving rise to vast shantytowns, erected haphazardly without adhering to building codes.

Powerful militias - originally created to defend inhabitants from drug gangs, but which now act as fearsome local crime outfits - have a strong presence in the neighborhood where the buildings collapsed. Militias often control gas and electricity services, but now make huge profits by stealing land and illegally selling it for construction projects.

“As (the region) is dominated by militias, the technicians of the municipal inspection office usually require the support of the military police to carry out inspections there,” the mayor’s office said in a statement, adding that it had shuttered several unauthorized constructions nearby last November.

A man who said he was a resident in one of the buildings told reporters that he made it out after hearing a snap.

“I managed to escape, but there were people left behind,” said the man, who declined to give his name.

The buildings collapsed just days after Rio de Janeiro was hit by record rains that caused severe damage across the city. At least 10 people died in the storm on Monday night, which led city authorities to declare a state of emergency.




Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 12, 2019 at 7:30am

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Dramatic washout closes OR 42 S east of Bandon

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 8, 2019 at 4:22am

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-killed-kampong-cham-af...

Three killed in Kampong Cham after balcony collapses

Comment by Juan F Martinez on March 13, 2019 at 1:59pm

Many children feared dead, trapped as school building collapses in Nigeria (WATCH LIVE) Published time: 13 Mar, 2019 12:04

A three-story building collapsed on a primary school in Lagos, Nigeria shortly after the day’s classes had begun, sparking fears that many children were killed or are trapped beneath the rubble.

The collapse happened at roughly 10am local time on Wednesday. Initial reports indicate that at least 10 children have been pulled from the rubble so far as rescue workers scramble to save lives. Many more are feared dead.  

Hundreds of concerned residents flooded the area in the immediate aftermath of the collapse as rescue workers began removing rubble.

"It is believed that many people including children are currently trapped in the building," Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, said as cited by Reuters.

The building contained residential apartments on the other two floors, and the cause of the collapse remains unclear.    https://www.rt.com/news/453705-nigeria-school-building-collapse/

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 8, 2019 at 5:25am

https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/roof-collapse-at-montana-state-un...

Roof collapses on Montana State University campus

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 25, 2019 at 2:40am

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Road collapses, State of Emergency declared in Wolfe County

WKYT/WYMT News Staff | 

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - A State of Emergency was declared in Wolfe County after heavy rains moved into the region Saturday night.

Our sister station, WKYT , reports many roads were flooded and Shooting Fork partially collapsed.

"The water collapsed the culverts and just washed the whole road out," Wolfe County EMS Director Marcus Stephens told WKYT.

No cars were on the road during the collapse.

Thirteen people were unable to leave their homes due to the road collapse.

Stephens told WKYT that crews were building a temporary bridge.

If you have any flood damage, officials ask that you give them a call.

Officials said those who are eligible will receive a clean-up kit and that funding would be determined by the extent of the damage.

The American Red Cross is also helping people affected by flooding damage

Comment by KM on February 16, 2019 at 11:56pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6712313/21-students-feared...

Students' shocking footage shows them stumbling to safety after three storeys of a university building in St Petersburg collapse amid fears people are buried under rubble

  • Around 80 people were evacuated from the college in St Petersburg
  • Several of the upper floors of the ITMO university collapsed earlier today 
  • Rescue workers believe up to 21 people may still be trapped in the rubble  

Dust-covered students have been filmed stumbling through rubble still in shock after a Russian university building has collapsed trapping an estimated 21 people.  

Security services said more than 80 people have been evacuated after the fifth and sixth floors of the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg collapsed earlier today. 

Students were filmed clambering over ruins inside the smoke-filled building and could be heard coughing as they inhaled the dust. 

Pictures from social media show the roof has caved in of the university building, from which 60 people have been evacuated 

A rescue worker with a service dog in the building where the floors between the first and the fourth storeys have collapsed

A rescue worker with a service dog in the building where the floors between the first and the fourth storeys have collapsed

One source claimed 150 square metres of the building have collapsed, but the cause is not yet clear. News reports said there may have been students in the building for elective weekend instruction.

According to Russian agencies that several people were trapped under debris in the building but there was no immediate information on casualties.

The roof and several floors of the building collapsed during renovation work. TASS news agency said that acting St Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov had gone to the scene. 

The workers rummage through the rubble to look for anyone who may be trapped inside

The workers rummage through the rubble to look for anyone who may be trapped inside

Russian Emergency employees work at the scene of the collapse building of the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg, Russia 

Russian Emergency employees work at the scene of the collapse building of the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg, Russia 

Fire fighters and rescuers work wait anxiously near the St. Petersburg Research University building

Fire fighters and rescuers work wait anxiously near the St. Petersburg Research University building

Student Fedor Gusak was on the top floor and said: 'The whole building trembled, shaking, and I thought that everything was falling apart.

'The electricity went off. 'It was very scary at this moment. I opened the door to the corridor to see what had happened.

'There was unreal dust, I saw a hole in the roof and no stairs to go down. No exit. While we were thinking what to do, people shouted 'Is there anyone alive?'.

'The firemen arrived very quickly and we descended the fire ladders. There was really no panic, everyone reacted very calmly.'

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 16, 2019 at 9:03pm

https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d414d32497a4e32457a6333566d54/index.html

Fuzhou building collapse: One dead, rescue continues for survivors
Updated 22:21, 16-Feb-2019

A building collapsed in an industrial area in the Cangshan District in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, at 5:50 a.m. BJT on Saturday (2150 GMT, Friday).

Updated at 9:30 p.m. BJT

One person has died of injuries following Saturday's building collapse.

The deceased was one of the 15 people who were rescued and hospitalized as of this afternoon, six of whom have been discharged from the hospital.

According to firefighters, the five-story structure was self-built in 2003.

Following the incident, people living near the site have been evacuated and a district-wide safety inspection has been carried out on self-built houses and dilapidated houses.

Updated at 3:00 p.m. BJT

A total of 17 people were found trapped by rescuers as of 2:00 p.m. and 15 of them were pulled out and sent to the hospital, according to Fuzhou authorities.

The authorities confirmed one person sustained serious injury.

The cause behind the incident remains unclear, and teams of medics, police and emergency staff are working at the scene for any survivors.

Updated at 11:16 a.m. BJT

Fourteen people who were trapped under the rubble have been rescued and hospitalized, including one person with serious injuries.

The owner of the building has also been detained by the police. 

Updated at 9:30 a.m. BJT

A preliminary investigation confirmed that seven out the 10 trapped have been rescued and sent for medical treatment. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

Updated at 8:58 a.m. BJT

At least seven people were trapped under the rubble after the collapse.  

Two of the trapped people have been rescued, according to local authorities.  

A search and rescue operation is underway. 

Comment by Juan F Martinez on February 16, 2019 at 4:38pm

Several floors collapse at St. Petersburg university, reports of people trapped under rubble

Published time: 16 Feb, 2019 15:26

A university building has partially collapsed in the city of St. Petersburg. It is feared that a number of people may be trapped under the rubble, Russian media reports, citing eyewitnesses.

https://www.rt.com/russia/451630-st-petersburg-university-collapse/

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