Collapse of Lotus Riverside Block 7
The collapse of Block 7 at Lotus Riverside (a 13-story apartment building) in 2009 killed one person.
On June 27, 2009 at 5:30am local time, Block 7, one of the eleven 13-story buildings of the apartment complex, collapsed, killing one worker.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
"According to Shanghai Daily, initial investigations attribute the accident to the excavations for the construction of a garage under the collapsed building. Large quantities of earth were removed and dumped in a landfill next to a nearby creek; the weight of the earth caused the river bank to collapse, which, in turn, allowed water to seep into the ground, creating a muddy foundation for the building that toppled."
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