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Floor Collapses At Wedding Reception  
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 402 times:

A dance floor in a reception hall collapsed, killing many and trapping more. I saw a home video of it on the news and it looked horrific. Everyone was dancing and then suddenly the floor opened up and took everyone else with it. All you could hear was the people screaming but you couldn't actually see down.

From what i have heard they fell through the second floor down onto the ground. Apparently the building was shoddy construction, and to make the dance floor bigger they took some supports which made it weak. A maintenance officer warned not to let the reception go ahead but the organizers ignored him.

My heart felt appologies to the familys of the ones who perished, and who survived.

EGGD

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User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 351 times:

Did anyone catch the video? I saw it on the news and it was the most horrifying thing I have every seen. One minute you see 300 people dancing and the next thing you know, they disappear into a large hole. It was so scary to watch that. I saw it on the channel 9 news. My heart sank! God help those people.

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 345 times:

EGGD,

I apologize! You already mentioned the video in your post. I didnt' mean to repeat it. I read your post too fast. I am still upset over what I saw.


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1586 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 347 times:

I just caught the video off of CNN.com.

It's very disturbing to watch...

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 344 times:

Very sad!!!! God's peace to those families!

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 330 times:

So far I heard 3 are dead and over 300 injured. i hope that there are no more dead. when I saw the pics I was surprised that no more had died.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 328 times:

All those screams, it really freaks me out. That must have been awful whoever was holding the camera.



User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 314 times:

Last I heard there were 24 dead and there are still 50 people missing in the rubble. Over 300 were injured.

That video was one of the the most horrifying things I have ever seen on the news. I was sitting in shock for about ten minutes just looking at the TV after that. I still can't get over it. God help those involved, and those that survived to get through this event.


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 305 times:

The video was one of the most horrifying things that I have ever seen.

My condolence to the victims families.



Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 294 times:

I was watching the news and that story came on tonight. They showed the footage of the floor open up. You could actually see the looks on the people having fun and a second later their faces are full of terror and they fall into a black hole, I guess it was 3 stories down to the basement the news caster said. I saw it again on the news and it makes me sick to watch it. Amazing what shit happens around this world...

SJCguy


User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 292 times:

what do you expect from isrealy engineering though, remember that bridge that broke a few years ago at the jewish games?

should have had a german build them a bridge/dancefloor


User currently offlineShannon From United States of America, joined May 2001, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 263 times:

i just watched the video on cnn.com and it said 25 were dead and 250 were injured. That is terrible... Crying

User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 246 times:

That video is probably the most scary and disturbing thing I have ever seen.
 Crying


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 242 times:

I agree, the video was extremely shocking...you just never expect something like that to happen and just see hundreds of people dissapear.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 241 times:

I hope that those responsible for this will get the maximum. So far 7 have been arrested. The ownwer, The contractor that removed the pillar, The workers who did the dee as well. They should be charged with murder. They damn well know on what happens when you remove a foundation and then years later people fall through and get killed.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 236 times:

Goodness it is scary.I saw the video. People are dancing,and then the floor collapses and they SCREAM!!




condolences

GUNDU


User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 230 times:

JEEZ!!! It looked HORRIBLE, imagine yourself dancing and the next thing you know is that you are lying on the ground waiting for an ambulance.

Condolences.

Alexander


User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 214 times:

A very disturbing scene. What a tragedy!!!!!!

My condolences to all the victims and their families.


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 211 times:

I want to see the video, and my condolences go to the families.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 206 times:

Dateline did an update on the story tonight. It was the first time that I had seen the video. I was sitting there with the sound very low and when I saw the floor collapse, I couldn't believe my eyes. It was that shocking.

My prayers will be with all of the families involved.



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently onlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3827 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 201 times:

Not only was it scary to see all the people fall, it was also scary to see the reactions of some of the other people who were left on the 3rd floor on parts of the floor that didn't collapse. It was like they didn't know what to do. They'd run for the exits and then they'd run back and peer down into the hole looking for loved ones.

BTW, heard that the bride and groom both survived, alhough the bride will have to undergo surgery. I believe the news report said her hips were crushed.

LoneStarMike