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Why do buildings seem to collapse more often in some countries then others? What can be done to prevent this?

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Emmanuel
05-31-2013
12:02 AM ET (US)
These buildings were completely unstable but were never checked by the Bangladeshian Government.I think that the Govermnet should send inspectors like every month to make sure that these buildings are stable and safe to be in. The families of the deceased are furious and say that the Government should have payd more attention to things like that and that it is there fault.

  There was a women that was traped under rocks and the building debris for 17 days. When they finally discovered that this women was under there they immediatlly and got her checked to make sure she was pk and not in serious harm.In my oppinion it was the Goverments job to make sure that there citizens are safe and secure.
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Jose Villanueva
05-30-2013
05:32 PM ET (US)
  There was a horrific accident that happend in bangledesh killed 1,000 people. They already had 5 stories on the building but they wanted 3 more. Building seem to collapse more often in some countries then others because they are not built right are they don't have the right material. We can do a lot of things to prevent this like, try and get better materials and or better workers . I think that can help when making a big building.
   There was a woman that was trapped under all of the debris for 17 days without any food or water, she was injured. When they found her they immediately rushed her to the hospital, they had said that it is amazing she survived because it is impossible.
   I think they should make the buildings with better materials evan though it costs more it can save people lives. I also think that some buildings seem to collapse also because they get people that are not professionals.
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Jasmine Mendoza
05-21-2013
03:52 PM ET (US)
      There was an accident in Bangledesh that killed 1,000 people, it was cause by a 5 story building that collapsed. The people of the building had already had 5 stories and wanted to add three more on it, the buildings were not built properly. The owner and architect was warned that they were not allowed to build the building because it was not built properly in the first place, but that did not stop them and now a lot of people are suffering the consequences.
      There was a woman that was trapped under all of the debris for 17 days without any food or water, she was injured. When they found her they immediately rushed her to the hospital, they had said that it is amazing she survived because it is impossible.
      I think that buildings seem to collapse more often in some countries than in others because in some countries they don't have enough money to use good materials that are needed to make a good structured building. I also think that some buildings seem to collapse also because they get people that are not professionals, I think that when they make a building they should make it with good material no matter how much it costs because they have lives that may be in danger. I think that it is sad that people got injured and even died because of this.
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Jesus Galindo
05-21-2013
12:53 PM ET (US)
Buildings collaps so easily because they are not built right and are built with cheap materials. A building collapsed on workers while working. To the people that were under the building it seemed like it was a normal day for them. People under the building were working and thinking of fortune intill the building couldn't take any more and suddenly gave up and collapsed on these people who were trying to make life good in the days of suffering. So far a lady and her daughter came out alive. They had brave harts and souls because they were under there for a terrible seven days. Everyone is still wondering how she lived. I was watching a show were people survive accidents by pure luck. Like some one guy who crashed and he didn't have his seat belt. The guy crashed and he flew out the front window and he rowed a few times than he was laying on the ground but the car was still flipping and it flipped right over him and hit a bridge. If he did put on his seat built he would of died because the car did not have a front. While he was in the hospital people were picking up the pieces of the car motor.
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Jasmeen Maan
05-15-2013
03:36 PM ET (US)
  In Bangladesh a accident occurred and nearly killed one thousand people who are not yet identified. It was a clothing factory and already had five stories, although it wasn't enough they wanted to add three more stories to it. The owner and architect was warned that they were not allowed to build the building because it was not built properly in the first place, but that did not stop them and now a lot of people are suffering the consequences.
   A young woman was rescued from the accident 17 days later. I'm amazed that she survived. Buildings in other countries seem to collapse more because they probably do not have the right material or they are not are not taking their time to build the building properly. I believe this does not have to happen, if we just work together and listen to one another we can stop things like this from happening. The architect and owner should have listened when it was said this building should not be built. that would have prevented the loss of many lives and the damage that was done.
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Jose Villanueva
05-13-2013
01:36 PM ET (US)
 There was a horrific accident that happend in bangledesh killed 1,000 people. They already had 5 stories on the building but they wanted 3 more. Building seem to collapse more often in some countries then others because they are not built right are they don't have the right material. We can do a lot of things to prevent this like, try and get better materials and or better workers . I think that can help when making a big building.
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Jose Ramiez
05-10-2013
04:43 PM ET (US)
   The collapse of a building caused more than 1,000 workers to die, it was a clothing factory. Well they arrested the owner and the architect because according to authorities they had already been warned that the building wasn't built correctly and that it would collapse. They warned them the day before the building collapsed which is weird that they were warned the day just before the collapse of the factory. I think that building collisions happen more often in other countries rather than in the U.S. because in other countries they are cheap and want to wast the lowest amount of money as possible. In the U.S. it is not very likely to see any buildings collapse especially factories, I checked in google and it doesn't even show one collapsed building that involves any deaths. Well in other countries it is very likely for building to fall, I think that its just because of money, they want to make a garage, house, or factory they want to wast as little money as possible and they will check with as many architects as they can so they can get the less expensive one.
   I know that in other countries there is many men who think that they know how to build things like homes and businesses. In Mexico my dad would work with an "alvaņil" which is basically another word for fake engineer in spanish. Well in mexico every building looks like its not made right and they really aren't because they don't contract well studied people who are real professionals in building, buildings. My dad has told me what they do to save money like add extra sand to the mortar or use bricks even if they are cracked chipped or what so ever. He also told me about what they often don't measure correctly, they just assume or guess where to stop, oh and in mexico they don't use levels to level the walls... thats why they look like crap.
   Not all places are the same where my dad was working was in a little city, which I forgot the name. But in some places they do try to make them better even if they still end up looking kind of weird. For example my grandpa along with his dad built the houses were they lived in. My grandpa helped his dad build his house when he was 16 and the house is still standing it isn't very safe to put many weight in on the second story but you could walk on it. My grandpa's house was planned by a professional architect but was built by my grandpa and his children which are my uncles, including my dad. Its not the best house but I still think that they built it the cheapest way to save money, you see everyone in other countries they try to save money and build things the cheapest way but here in the U.S. they actually make you make it right and professional people have to build it not random people who just need money.
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AnthonyVaz
05-10-2013
12:37 PM ET (US)
It is really crazy that what happen it bangladesh that a big build feel down and hurt a lot of people like mean a lot of people they here missing 140 people that was the most that they new that they was in there so those were the people that they looking for. They didn't see that was going to happen because they just put 3 more build on top so they were going to have 5 so it was 5 story that is a really big build because it is and that just went wrong the build came down they dont no how many people were in there but they are looking a lot more a lot people are helping because maybe they will find one of there oen.
               
                 I dont no what they are doing to it but everyday something is going on in the world that is not good because people are dying and the just see that it happens everyday so they dont really care it happen everyday and all day long but they dont what happing they just saw people walk in there and some more people walk in then the build came down they dont no were to look frist.
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Emmanuel
05-10-2013
12:37 PM ET (US)
There was a horrific accident that happend in bangledesh killed 1,000 people. These people won so little a month and really never had money to support there families. The building was said to have three floors and then put two more even tho the contracter said that the building was stable. The contracter got arrested one day before the collapsed building and some people believe that it was planned.
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Howard Hughes
05-10-2013
12:21 PM ET (US)
The citizens of Dhaka, Bangladesh are still reeling from the effects of last months factory accident. Since the initial phase of the accident on April 24 the death toll has risen exponentially from 8 confirmed deaths to well over 1,000. But this tragedy was accompanied by a glimmer of hope, after a young woman was rescued from the rubble after 17 days. Safety officials atre planning to launch an investigation into the cause of this tragedy.
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Alexis Martinez
05-10-2013
12:20 PM ET (US)
  They think it was the people who would run the building and should go to prison or jail for that. They already had 5 stories on the building but they wanted 3 more. And then the next day it fell to the ground fast. The building killed almost 200-300 maybe they are still looking. At the end it was 1,000 dead and the factory workers were not identified cause of the collapse of the factory.
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Jesus Galindo
05-10-2013
12:08 PM ET (US)
The reason that buildings collaps more often in other countries is because they are made of cheaper material. Every time a building is bult in the United States it goes through a series of examinations. A lady was found under the building that collapsed. She was stuck under the building for 16 days. Thoughts are going off that how did she survive if he would of dehydrated and would of staved. I think that she drank someones blood and ait them but has not admitted it yet.
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Vickeyy Ramirez :)
05-10-2013
12:02 PM ET (US)
   I believe the reason why some buildings seem to collapse more often in some countries than others, because I think some countries are cheap and don't want to spend a lot of extra money on concreate and cement. Foreign countries mainly make there buildings out of cheap material,because they don't believe that it will catch on fire or collapse. That's were they are wrong every building needs to be built out of good materials like steel,concreate,and bricks and it should always have a emergency exit. A building without a emergency exit is not a safe building I don't know why the government let's them live like that or even work like that.

   I seriously, do believe that every building should have a fire escape,a fire extinguisher,and a fire alarm to alert people that there is a fire in the building so they can evacuate the building asap. What can we do to prevent this is by going to foreign countries and inspecting these buildings and make sure they are safe to be in. We the U.S. should tell them straight up that these buildings aren't safe to work at and they need to stop being cheap skates and do it for your guys safety. Because honestly it's not killing our people it's killing your people by working in not safe area that can be destroyed anyday.
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Cesar Lopez7
05-10-2013
11:57 AM ET (US)
Why do buildings seem to collapse more often in some countries then others? Many buildings in other countries seem to collapse. I think its because people in those countries are ignorint they tell them they cant work that there not the conditions to be working. An they still seem to ignore that an they still do it. An I think its because they have cheeper forms of making there companys safe i think they just worry about making money with out caring bout the peoples safty. They use nothing but low callity matterial an they have poor an bad construction an many of the times irs not safe approval.
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Carlos N
05-10-2013
11:55 AM ET (US)
In Bangladesh there was a building that collapsed. One thousand and thirty four people found dead. The building that collapsed was a factory of clothes. Mostly women worked in there. The owner of the place was arrested due to that he failed to tell the people that the building was not safe. An engineer was also arrested due to that he knew that it was not a good place. He found crakes in some places of the building. I think they should keep those people in jail because they knew that it was a bad place to do all that. the basically caused it.
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Abram
05-10-2013
11:53 AM ET (US)
  There was a fire in Bangladesh at a clothing factory. More than 1000 people died when the building collapsed. Those who died havent been identified yet. There were cracks in the building and they were told to evacuate. A guy avoided this tip and told everyone to come in the next day. The building collapsed the next day. Buildings collapse more either because of there material or on how they build the building. To avoid collapsing get better material and get people who actually know how to build buildings.

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