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Roof Collapses At Polish Convention Hall  
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 953 times:

It happend in the Urals, it then happened in Germany, and now once again the roof of a large public structure collapses possibly due to the weight of the recent heavy European snow. This time, near Katowice, there was an estimated 500 people inside. So far, 20 have been killed, including some children. Sad 100 are still believed to be trapped.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4658214.stm

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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Death toll now at 32. Sad

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 932 times:
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Quoting Boeing4ever (Thread starter):
possibly due to the weight of the recent heavy European snow

It has just been reported on Sky News that snow does not seem to be the cause, a Polish journalist said that the owners of the building had been careful to sweep the roof regularly due to the large amounts of snow they had been receiving.



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
It has just been reported on Sky News that snow does not seem to be the cause, a Polish journalist said that the owners of the building had been careful to sweep the roof regularly due to the large amounts of snow they had been receiving.

I read those details too recently. And they say the building was completed in the late '90s, thus still relatively new. I wonder what the inquiry will say.

Time is running out in these temps, though rescuers are now blowing warm air under the rubble to help give survivors a fighting chance in this cold. Thoughts and prayers with them...

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 921 times:
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Reports now say at least 60 dead, possible hundred or more still trapped, up to 500 inside at the time of collapse attending a racing pigeon show.


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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Really sad news.  frown  More than 60 are dead and the number could rise. May they rest in piece  tombstone 


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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 900 times:

Very sad indeed!!  Sad
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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 893 times:

The town where I live in New Jersey has a high % of people from Poland. I would hope no one here lost a relative or friend there. I bet the local Churches added prayers for those affected by this. Apparently heavy snows triggered this collaspe. There also could have been poor roof or roof drainage design that could have contributed to this, but that will be among the subjects of the investigation. It is a sad situation there.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21461 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Pretty bad; It's been the headliner in the news here since it happened. Sad

If it wasn't for the snow, maybe the unusually cold weather had a part, making the metal more brittle and thus less strong than planned by the architects...


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
If it wasn't for the snow, maybe the unusually cold weather had a part, making the metal more brittle and thus less strong than planned by the architects...

Indeed a suggested possibility. Conflicting reports are coming in now, some say warm air was not blown into the wreckage for fear it would melt the snow that was essentially holding what was left of the roof up. Melt the snow and the debris further collapses on still trapped victims.

How horrible. And at a Pigeon Exhibition...hundreds of peaceful people there enjoying a peaceful hobby and this happens. Sad

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