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Bridge collapses : Deadly reason | Monday, September 10, 2007

In last 50 days or so, there's been 4 major incidents of bridge / flyovers crashing down, at different locations across the globe. None of them were terrorist activities. Then, what caused them? How come all these bridge crashes have started almost at the same time, as if there's some synchronization between them..!! Now, if bridges and flyovers all over start collapsing on their own with such alarming regularity, all within a month's time span, it gets people thinking. There's one factor that is quite common to all of these. This story surfaced in my mind when I first read about the Minneapolis bridge collapse news. The similarity between these two news were so striking that I just can't take my mind off it. And when that first incident was followed by similar 'accidents' across the globe, it got me paranoid. Could this be ....?? Know what's the big story, that can explain the reason behind all this 'accidents'.

First of all, a quick recap of some recent incidents involving bridges and flyovers :-

Minneapolis, 1st Aug: Interstate highway bridge in downtown Minneapolis collapses, dropping more than 60 feet into Mississippi River and sending at least 50 vehicles and passengers into water; at least 7 people are killed and 60 others are injured; 20 people are reported missing.

Check more pics @ Leonardo.
Read detailed news @ The Gazette.


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Hyderabad, 9th Sep: Rescue workers were engaged in removing the debris at an under-construction flyover in the busy Panjagutta area of Hyderabad which collapsed on Sunday night killing two persons and injuring 10 others.
The mishap initially triggered fears that at least 15 persons could have lost their lives as the giant iron girders and concrete slabs caved in and flattened several vehicles.

Check more pics @ Leonardo.
Read detailed news @ Times of India.

Karachi, 1st Sep: 10 persons were killed and several people were injured when a portion of newly inaugurated 'Shershah Northern bypass bridge' connecting to Hub River caved in at Paracha Chowk of Karachi. The authorities fear that the death toll could rise. 20-25 persons are still trapped under the debris and are calling through their cell phones for help.

Read detailed news @ Pak Tribune.


China : In south China, a bridge has collapsed, killing 28 people and injuring 22 more. The 320-meter-long (1,000-ft), 42-meter-high (138-ft) bridge spanning the Tuo river in Fenghuang county, Hunan province, fell down during the evening rush hour on Monday. About 60 workers were on the bridge itself when it collapsed.

And now, the BIG 'Common Factor' - THE REASON behind all these. See if you can remember where U read this : -

The best experts were at a loss to explain why it had snapped clearly in two, sending a dozen cars into the watery depths of the river below.

The Prime Minister's pulse quickened at the very thought of these accusations, for they were neither fair nor true. How on earth was his government supposed to have stopped that bridge collapsing? It was outrageous for anybody to suggest that they were not spending enough on bridges. The bridge was fewer that ten years old, and the best experts were at a loss to explain why it had snapped clearly in two, sending a dozen cars into the watery depths of the river below.

Ring any bells? The bridge mentioned above is the 'Brockdale Bridge' of London. Remember where u read about it? Anyways, here's the explanation for the above incident -
"He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has now been joined by those of his followers who broke out of Azkaban in January" said Fudge. Since they have moved into the open, they have been wrecking havoc. The Brockdale bridge - he did it. He threatened a mass muggle killing unless I stood aside for him and --"
"Good grief. So it's your fault those people were killed and I'm having to answer questions about rusted rigging and corroded expansion joints and I don't know what else !" said the Prime Minister furiously.

Now you know for sure what I'm talking about. Voldemort and his death-eaters. It seems, he has really rose to power again and his death eaters are stalking the globe, crashing bridges in different countries they travel through. What say? :D Ok, ok. Now u'll call me moron and stuff. But at least, HP fans will be thinking about it for a long time. After all, the incidents can't be just overlooked as stray 'accidents'. I don't buy the explanations given by US experts about the Minneapolis incident that corrosion due to Pigeon stools caused the break down. How weird...!!!

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