Thursday, February 22, 2007

Collapsed Building In Istanbul

Thank you all, for asking about that collapsed building in Istanbul.
Unfortunately, 2 people died, because the contractors were more interested in making their money, than peoples safety.
Thanks again, for all your messages.

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Olivier said...

belle photo b&w pour un message fort.
c'est triste que des gens meurent pour cause d'economie ;o((

beautiful photograph b&w for a strong message. it is sad which people die due to economy ;O((

BuJ said...

Very sad stuff... Unfortunately this is for 2 main reasons.. the first of which is dodgy contractors and the second is usually bad council officials in building control who do nothing to control these contractors.

it's really pitiful. In engineering nothing is certain and we use "safety factors" for safety's sake. Generally this is 40% to 60%. This translates to an extra storey on a small building. However, when you do that then you reduce your tolerance for safety down to zero and that's when accidents happen!!!!

totally crap if you ask me. these people in control need to be held responsible.

isabella said...

Sadly, it is a universal problem...profits over safety.

Very suitable post (and mine fits in as well).

Condolences to the families of the dead and injured.

angela said...

A sad, sad story and a universal one.
How do these dodgy contractors and officials sleep at night knowing they're responsible for the deaths of innocent people?

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

What Angela said it's my thought too everytime in the whole world someone is responsible for deaths of other persons

BuJ said...

by the way, can i be a bit cheeky and ask for a particular picture/post?

one thing i love about Turkish food is pasturma.. totally yummy.. perhaps you can post us a pic next time you come across it and tell us a bit more about how they make it, and sell it etc..

my sincerest apologies if you happen to be a veggie!

photowannabe said...

How sad to sacrifice lives for money.

Jazzy said...

i'm sorry to hear about the collapsed building, very appropriate photo i'd say.

Dave said...

Well done with the photo very fitting (unfortunetly!!).

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Sorry to hear about the incident in Istanbul. I haven't been watching the news lately so this is the first time I heard of it.

Too many late nights at the office this week. Have a good weekend.

Oya said...

Thanks friends. The investigation is not finished. I will post an update soon.