A potentially illegal gold mine collapsed in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province, killing at least 18 people. Locals in the area cannot securely estimate how many people were trapped underground and reportedly up to 500 workers were on the site on Saturday, the day of the collapse.
Officials are reporting that one person died and another was injured Monday night when a bridge collapsed on an I-75 overpass in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collapse occurred around 10:30 last night. Officials are reporting that the casualty was a construction workers and the injured person was a semi-truck driver. The semi-truck driver sustained multiple lacerations and is considered lucky to have survived.
A pancake collapse occurred on Friday at the parking structure that services Washington D.C.’s famed Watergate Hotel. The D.C. Fire Department responded to the failure as one person was injured. The multi-level partial collapse also affected cars parked in the garage. According to officials the area was under construction at the time of the collapse. The Watergate Hotel, which is part of the complex of offices and condominiums, is undergoing $125 million renovation. The 2600 block of Virginia Avenue was closed due to the incident.
On Tuesday a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the impoverished country of Nepal, this is the second earthquake to hit the impoverished country in less than a month. On Wednesday, officials with bullhorns walked through the badly damaged streets of Chautara, a small town northeast of Kathmandu, calling for people to leave buildings in danger of collapsing.
A 66 foot long brick wall was blown down in China and this collapse, which occurred on a street in Lanzhou City, northwestern China, has claimed 2 lives and left 7 people injured. The trapped pedestrians were dug out by the rescuers using shovels and other tools as well as searching the debris for further victims.
The Silver Bridge was an eyebar suspension bridge which was built in 1928 and took its name for the color of aluminum paint. The bridge linked Point Pleasant (West Virginia) to Gallipoli (Ohio) and passed over the Ohio River.