The Rana Plaza, also known as the Savar building, collapsed 4 years ago due to structural failures.
The plaza housed a garment factory, a bank and several shops.
On the morning of the collapse, the garment factory workers arrived for work but refused to enter the building because of several large cracks in the foundation and walls. The bank and shops all closed and their employees left.
Management personnel of the garment factory arrived and brought some men (who were paid) with them. The workers still refused to enter the building even though the management told them that there would be no pay for them that month if they didn't.
The hired men moved in and began to whip the workers with canes, forcing them to enter the structure and go to work.
Soon the power went out, generators kicked in and then at 8:57am the building collapsed in pan-cake fashion.
Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 24, 2013.
Brazil. This 12 year old named Kaylane Karla Lino stuck her head out of the bus's window to greet a friend. She got decapitated when her head hit a roadside pole.
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I've seen this many times over the years and love the movie it came from. I thought that those of you familiar with the movie might like it too if you haven't seen it already.
Here's part of a clip showing Billy Bob Thornton talking about and transforming into Karl Childers from Sling Blade.
I've cut it up into what I found to be the most interesting parts. This may well bore some of you senseless.
I love Billy Bob Thornton. He's a unique actor and I like his no-bullshit style, on-screen and off.
Some bits of trivia about Sling Blade:
- Billy Bob Thornton directed it himself.
- He wrote the screenplay himself, and wrote it in just 9 days.
- In order to make his walk more awkward and consistent, he put crushed glass in his shoes.
This guy was a university student and was on his way to write an exam when a truck that lost it's brakes mowed him down.
Needless to say this guy ain't graduating anytime soon.
Nice watch though.
Owerri, Nigeria, March 21, 2017.
1. Gotta love the dude on the blue shirt...
Thailand. This 34-year-old road construction worker (Who was supposed to be the operator) parked this Cold Planer in neutral and got off to scrape some asphalt and dirty off embedded on the cutter drum’s picks, as it was still rotating, his clothes were caught and he was fatally pulled into the road machinery, dying instantly at scene wrapped around its rotary cutter drum.
Man was attacked with a piece of glass by an unknown assailant and lost 2 litres of blood. He had to stay in the hospital for 30 days so he could have several reconstructive procedures done.
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3. 2 days after
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7. 3 months after
Happened in the Sagkeeng First Nation, Canada on or about April 22, 2017.
The victim is 19-year-old Serena McKay. Her body was found on April 23, 2017.
The suspects, two girls aged 16 and 17, have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. They're not being named due to their ages.
The suspects, as well as the victim, attended Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School.
The victim had last been seen by a friend of the family on April 22, 2017. She was reported missing on April 23, 2017.
As officers searched for her, a call came in at about 8 p.m. reporting that her body was found near a home in the area.
According to at least one source, the entire incident was the result of rumors.
Witnesses say they saw two men enter and leave a bar only to disappear into the field behind it. Later, they seen the other man walking away with a bloodied machete. Suspicious of what had happened, they went and searched the field and found the other man decapitated.
The Essex murders happened on December 6th 1995 in Essex England. These 3 men who we're drug dealers we're ambushed by Jack Whomes and Michael Steele who shot them to death in a Range Rover. They we're supposedly waiting there to complete a drug transaction.
The incident was followed by a major police investigation which led to Wholmes and Steele's conviction for murder. They both received life sentences and still try to appeal their convictions to this day.
The film Essex Boys is about their deaths.
Happened in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa in late March of 2017.
The two victims have been identified as Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede.
There bodies were found on March 27, 2017 in a shallow grave two weeks after they went missing on March 12, 2017 in the remote village of Bunkonde. Four Congolese interpreters and drivers had also gone missing. The Congolese victims have still not been found.
The two were investigators with the United Nations Security Council looking into alleged human rights abuses in the Kasai-Central Province there.
Two suspects, one identified as Daniel Mbayi Kabasele and referred to as an insurgent by authorities, were arrested. One has since escaped. Four police officers, whose responsibility it had been to guard the suspects, were arrested for the escape.
Michael Sharp was shot at the head. Zaida Catalan was shot three times in the back.
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