Apartment building collapses in Kazakhstan

Monday, April 9, 2012

A 5-story residential building in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, collapsed last Friday. Fortunately, all the people were evacuated before it happened.
The 5-storied building had 8 entrances, four of them collapsed. The total number of apartments in the building is 120, Tengrinews.kz reports. According to the preliminary information, 65 apartments collapsed. Residents had moved in into 38 of them, the 27 were still unoccupied.

17 apartments in the collapsed building were awarded as part of the state housing program. Where as many of the mortgages were issued by Eurasian Bank.

According to Karaganda Emergency Situations Department, 100-percent of people had been evacuated from the building. Property had been moved out from these 120 apartments before the collapse. The total of 111 people were evacuated.

Before the collapse the building was tilting to one side for several days. Starting with a small crack to inadmissible deviation of the building's corners reached 720 mm between April 1 and April 5.

For more information see: http://en.tengrinews.kz/emergencies/8960/
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