Man-Made Waste Mountain In China Causes Construction Calamity

    Man-Made Waste Mountain In China Causes Construction Calamity

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    Building-CollapseIn a construction calamity of mudslide at Shenzhen city in China some 94 acres were surrounded and 33 buildings were destroyed. Over the last couple of years, massive amounts of ​Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) were deposited on the site proximate to neighbouring buildings on an industrial site. The volume of ​C&D ​waste that was neglected, caused to accumulate, a man-made waste mountain. Severe rains descended on the “apparatus” and turned the waste into a muddy hill. The waste broke through the containment wall during the rain and unleashed a tsunami of mud. The mudslide collapsed residential buildings, dormitories and commercial facilities. The devastation extended to loss of life and missing persons; more than 80 last count.

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