Date
22 July 2017
Inspectors found weaknesses in the foundation works on this construction site, prompting an evacuation. Photos: v.qq.com
Inspectors found weaknesses in the foundation works on this construction site, prompting an evacuation. Photos: v.qq.com

Video captures dramatic collapse of Qianhai foundation wall

A 20-meter section of a foundation wall caved on a construction site in Qianhai, China’s modern service industry cooperation zone in Shenzhen.

The dramatic collapse on July 6 was caught on video and was over in just one minute.

There were no reports of injury.

The site had been evacuated after inspectors found weaknesses in the foundation works.

The incident was earlier reported to have occurred in Qianhai’s main financial center but authorities confirmed it took place on a construction site in Mawan Ave.

Experts said the collapse might have been due to loose soil.

Qianhai has drawn an increasing number of companies which have grown to 1,171 in February from 160 two years ago.

Hong Kong enterprises have benefited from certain incentives including land use rights, a waiver on a 5 million yuan (US$804,978) registration fee and express approvals.

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The dramatic collapse was over in just one minute. Photo: Nandu


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