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    Officials: 1 feared dead in Canada roof collapse

    http://news.yahoo.com/officials-1-fe...221625601.html

    At least one person is feared dead and another trapped inside the rubble of a roof collapse at mall in northern Ontario, authorities said Sunday.

    More than 24 hours after the collapse, rescue workers have been unable to reach the victims because the structure is too unstable. But images taken with the camera show a hand and foot in the dusty debris, said Ontario Provincial Police Insp. Percy Jollymore.


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    One confirmed dead but unknown how many are still missing.

    http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local.../?hub=CP24Home


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    They've heard tapping coming from under the rubble and emergency crews are hoping today to be in a position to rescue any possible survivors of the mall roof collapse in Elliot Lake, Ont.

    But residents of the small northern city are expressing grave concern for the possible fate of those still unaccounted for in the wake of Saturday's tragic events.

    Late Sunday night, provincial police said there were still nine names on the unaccounted list.

    Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/news/leas...#ixzz1ypqFvO89


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    Bad news....they've now called off the rescue operation.
    How can they do this knowing that there are possibly still people alive in there? I can understand the rescuers withdrawing, as the building is completely unstable, but have they truly exhausted all possible ideas? Surely they could poll people for ideas. Why move right toward "recovery"? What purpose could that possibly serve if someone figures out an approach in the next 24 hours?

    All around a very sad situation.
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    wow - I know it wouldn't help to put more lives at risk but the thought of that person 'tapping' from beneath the rubble and then not being saved is so horrible


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    The SIL of a friend of a friend is missing in this roof collapse. She is beside herself that they are not planning to search anymore. Would it benefit for one of the urban search and rescues to go there to help out, like Fairfax County?


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    It sounds like the search effort will continue. There was such a hue and cry from citizens that the political and emotional pressure was just too much!

    Rescue efforts will proceed at the scene of an Elliot Lake mall roof collapse.

    The move comes at the urging of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

    "I believe we owe it to the families waiting for word of their loved ones to leave no stone unturned," McGuinty said in a statement.
    http://www.citytv.com/toronto/cityne...ts-to-continue

    Thank goodness. It just didn't seem right!
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    Mall's owner initiates legal action to have search resume

    ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. - While the rescue operation at the collapsed Algo Centre Mall has been called off, deemed too dangerous to continue due to the building's instability, the mall's owner is initiating legal action to have it resume.

    That grim news to halt rescue operations all but dashes any hope that any survivors will be pulled out alive from under the tonnes of concrete rubble that came crashing down Saturday.

    But Algo Centre Mall owner Bob Nazarian is exploring legal avenues to resume the rescue efforts.

    http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3589550

    Elliot Lake journalist captures audio of deadly mall collapse

    The sounds of the collapsing roof at the Algo Centre Mall were captured by Kevin McSheffrey, editor of the Elliot Lake Standard.

    (Video in article)

    http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3589394

    I am so sorry for the families who have loved ones who haven't been found yet. It's horrifying knowing there could still be people alive in there.


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    I would be trying to find a way in myself if I heard people tapping.

    "The shopping centre, which was built in the early ’80s, underwent a structural study in May and received a passing grade, said a source with Eastwood Mall Inc., which owns the mall."

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06...g-is-unstable/
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    Why did it collapse, do they know?

    Bless all those waiting to hear about their loved ones.


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    Why did it collapse, do they know?

    Bless all those waiting to hear about their loved ones.
    It appears to have been poorly engineered in the first place. It has a history of leaks and crumbling roof pieces falling (on to mall patrons at times). The major issues do not appear to have been properly addressed but rather given a bandage. Sadly, there was a degree of inevitability to the collapse.

    Sad indeed.

    ETA: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbur...scue-work.html


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    Elliot Lake mall rescue efforts set to resume

    Officials said crews would resume search and rescue efforts at the partially collapsed mall in Elliot Lake, Ont., after drawing the ire of local residents for calling the rescue off and following an appeal from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

    However, it remains uncertain when or how that will happen after emergency officials cautioned at a news conference Monday night that details of the operation remain uncertain.

    "We're moving this forward as best we can and as fast as we can," said Elliot Lake fire Chief Paul Officer, adding that rescuers would consider "more extreme measures" including demolishing some areas of the badly damaged building.

    But Officer said rescue crews will be unable to reach the spot where breathing was detected underneath the rubble in the Algo Centre Mall.

    "The rules of engagement still haven't changed when it comes to allowing rescuers in there," he said. "Any plan we can come up with will have to be executed before we can hopefully get back in."
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...se-rescue.html



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    Elliot Lake mall roof collapse: Crews work frantically to find people trapped beneath rubble

    ELLIOT LAKE, ONT.—After a night of waiting, residents of Elliot Lake saw signs of a renewed rescue effort Tuesday morning as crews paved the way for heavy machinery.

    Two large cranes are already onsite, one deployed over top of the Algo Centre Mall that suffered a collapse Saturday afternoon, injuring 22 and trapping at least two people.

    The equipment being brought in can’t travel on the normal road, so crews are leveling out hills and paving a new road to the mall.
    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...th-rubble?bn=1


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    PM offers help of Canadian forces in Elliot Lake rescue efforts

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...97/?cmpid=rss1


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    New rescue plan in Elliot Lake involves high 'risk'

    A new rescue plan has been formulated in Elliot Lake.

    During a news conference this morning, Premier Dalton McGuinty said crews will "dismantle the building from the outside."

    http://www.sootoday.com/content/news...ls.asp?c=44109

    Well, it looks like the Federal Gov't will get involved and possibly the army. Why this didn't happen on day one, I don't know.


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