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When a wall collapses....


Maruti 800
Originally uploaded by fox2mike.
On a Maruti 800, this is the end result. Around 0400 on Sunday morning, thanks to the heavy rains and the incessant digging without any precaution by Salapuria, the huge stone wall holiding up quite a bit of earth gave way and fell on the cars parked below totalling about 8 of them in the process.

The wall was put up almost 10 years ago and was holding up fine until Salarpuria purchased the land to contruct a major IT firm's 15 storey office complex right in the heart of the residential area of Jayanagar. They proceeded to clear up the trees (a large number) and then dug it up, piling quite a bit of earth up against the walls, which gave way. I hope someone takes their trip over this. This should have come on the local TV news by now...and might be in the papers today. Some more snaps at up at Flickr. Oh and the slightly eerie bit is I was discussing this wall with rythm, rattle_snake and theju over lunch on Saturday and how tall a 15 storey building would tower over our apartment complex...

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code_martial
Oct. 23rd, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
Shit! That's so horrible!
fox2mike
Oct. 23rd, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah dude. One unlucky couple lost both their cars in this incident. The above pic is one of their two 800s.
brainz
Oct. 23rd, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hope insurance covers.
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fox2mike
Oct. 23rd, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Done. Thanks for the tip!
vyshnavi
Oct. 24th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
That's just miserable. :(
notanangel78
Oct. 24th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
oh GOD!!!
premkudva
Oct. 24th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
I hope someone takes their trip over this.

Three words! Heh!

Call Deve Gowda!
fox2mike
Oct. 24th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
And he'll come and say Infosys is the root cause of all evil. LOL
premkudva
Oct. 24th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
might be in the papers today

It was in all the Mangalore papers too. All nine cars parked in a nice compact (but compacted) row.
achitnis
Oct. 24th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
It's in the ToI today as well - the photo, I mean. And of course no mention at all of the builders whose fault it was. Just shown as damage caused by the rain.

fox2mike
Oct. 24th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
Exactly.

In fact, one of the owners whom I know personally, spoke to TOI about the reason why the collapse happened and that as expected was just swept under the rug...
praveenkumarg
Oct. 24th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
This is my apartment... ;)
No damages done though as I live in a different building.
kalyancreddy
Oct. 24th, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thats so terrible!
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fox2mike
Oct. 24th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I wish someone drags Salarpuria to court and gets a stay order on the construction.
vyshnavi
Oct. 24th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
I actually freaked out when I saw your photos on flickr because one of the cars looked like my cousin's car...
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