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Apartment under construction collapses in Pyongyang
yonhap ^ | may 17,2014

Posted on 05/17/2014 6:55:59 PM PDT by rdl6989

SEOUL, May 18 (Yonhap) -- An apartment building under construction in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has collapsed, causing an unspecified number of casualties, the state media reported Sunday.

The North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the accident occurred in the Pyongchon District on May 13 as "the construction of an apartment house was not done properly, and officials supervised and controlled it in an irresponsible manner."

The KCNA reported that a "state emergency mechanism" was formed to rescue survivors and treat the wounded, and senior officials met with bereaved families and citizens in the district to express "deep consolation and (issue an) apology."

(Excerpt) Read more at english.yonhapnews.co.kr ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collapse; disaster; northkorea

1 posted on 05/17/2014 6:55:59 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Rebar? We don’t need no stinking rebar!


2 posted on 05/17/2014 7:00:45 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: rdl6989

These guys probably forgot to use rebar.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 7:00:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TigerLikesRooster; SunkenCiv; SevenofNine

Ping


4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:02:17 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Heads will roll - literally.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 7:02:52 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: TaMoDee; 353FMG

I think somebody’s head will roll for this LITERALLY.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:13 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

The only question is which method will the construction workers will be executed with: Mortar Fire, Flamethrower.....


7 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Graybeard58

You beat me by about 20 seconds.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:45 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Get out the flame-throwers.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 7:04:03 PM PDT by AU72
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To: rdl6989
I think somebody’s head will roll for this LITERALLY.

And pretty much all of their relatives.

10 posted on 05/17/2014 7:04:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rdl6989

Beams? What are beams?? Those things that run counter to the bar joists? Hah! Dear Leader needed those for the new glorious Dear Leader palace. We the peasants need not such extravagances.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 7:05:10 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: rdl6989

They might have gotten away with using straw to reinforce the masonry ... however, the people have had the audacity to have consumed all available supplies of straw, grass and bark.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 7:09:15 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: rdl6989
Guess they shouldn't have called "O'Reilly"


13 posted on 05/17/2014 7:11:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rdl6989

Wow...a 23 story apartment building....

Must be many lives lost....

I remember a story a few months ago where one of the dip sh&t dictator aquariums collapsed in a building at one of his palaces...

Maybe if they stop using slave labor to build structures they might actually not collapse...


14 posted on 05/17/2014 7:25:01 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rdl6989
like father like son

15 posted on 05/17/2014 7:30:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

I believe that was in China, not North Korea.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 7:54:30 PM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man
that's what i meant by like FATHER like Son... they learn from their teachers in China
17 posted on 05/17/2014 8:02:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rdl6989

“It is rare for the state media to reveal facts about an accident that took place inside the reclusive country and for high-ranking officials to issue an official apology.”

The cynic in me suspects this is an effort by the Norks to garner a bit of sympathy and as if to say, “See, we care about our people just like the South Koreans who are mourning the loss of hundreds of high school children because the ferry sank”. On the other hand, it might also be detrimental to the Norks to admit corruption and mis-management which reflects on Kim Jong Un’s leadership is very much like the corruption, mis-management and greed that led to the ferry sinking.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Chode

I didn’t take it that way. I thought you were referring to Jong Un’s daddy, Jong Il. There was nothing in the article to suggest the analogy you mention. Good point, though.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 8:13:41 PM PDT by miele man
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To: rdl6989
***not done properly, and officials supervised and controlled it in an irresponsible manner.*** Sounds like someone is about to experience an exciting new method of being on the receiving end of an execution!

1. Tied to a post in the middle of a field for some artillery practice.
2. Dog Chow for a pack of ravenous dogs.
3. Quality control checker of the receiving end of a flame thrower.
4.....

20 posted on 05/17/2014 8:31:27 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Chode

That is actually pretty cool.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 8:32:42 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: rdl6989

Boy was made in China LOL!

Personally I wouldn’t want be head of this construction company somebody going get whack


22 posted on 05/17/2014 8:37:04 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Gamecock
the NorKs didn't learn a thing from their masters in China
23 posted on 05/17/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rdl6989

The sign at the construction site said: ‘Another Quality Job by Communist People who Don’t Care About Quality.’


24 posted on 05/17/2014 8:40:32 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SevenofNine

You can say that again.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 8:42:26 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Bump


26 posted on 05/17/2014 8:43:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: rdl6989

I think somebody going get Casino mix up with Kill Bill treatment here LOL!


27 posted on 05/17/2014 8:47:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Hey Jet Jaguar I saw your little friend Godzilla latest movie it was awesome I saw it 3-d
BUT one bad part about it Godzilla wasn’t in the movie a lot little disappointed on that


28 posted on 05/17/2014 8:47:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

I will have to look at it.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 8:49:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: dfwgator

When God makes something, there’s always plenty of it!


30 posted on 05/17/2014 10:06:21 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: rdl6989; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

If this had happened near the DMZ, only imaginary citizens would have died.

Thanks rdl6989.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 2:39:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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